The Google Home Mini is a voice activated smart speaker that is powered by Google Assistant, you can ask it questions, tell it to do things like set alarms & timers, and control your smart devices all by using your voice. With support for multiple users, and it can distinguish your voice from others in your home so you get a more personalised experience*. It’s your own personal Google, always available to help. Just start by saying “OK Google”.
“OK Google, turn on the bedroom lights”
The Google Home Mini is a great tool to make your home even smarter than it already may be, or as a centre point for an entrance into the smart home world. Connect your smart home devices from brands such as Philips Hue, Nest, TP-Link, SmartThings, Hive, Netatmo** and control them with your voice. For example, you can use commands such as “OK Google, turn on Bedroom” or “OK Google raise the temperature” to easily control your smart home without lifting a finger. You can even connect the Google Home Mini to your Chromecast, and ask it things like “OK Google, play The Crown on Netflix"***
“OK Google, where is the nearest Maplin store?”
The Google Home Mini can answer your questions in real time, whether you want to know what the weather will be like, how the footy went last night, or how bad the traffic is. You can even elaborate on your questions. For example, you can ask the Google Home Mini “Where is the nearest Maplin store?”, and when it responds, you can follow up with “What time do they close?” or “What is their phone number?”. Multiple people can ask questions and it is not programmed to only listen to one person, making it perfect for the family or flatmates.
“OK Google, play Paradise by Coldplay”
You can get the Google Home Mini to play your music, podcasts, or the radio, simply by asking. It can pull from various sources such as Google Play Music, Spotify & more (Separate subscriptions may apply). You can enjoy even more compatible audio services by streaming directly from your Android or iPhone to the Google Home Mini from one of the 100+ Chromecast enabled apps. The Google Home Mini also supports Bluetooth audio input, allowing you to play music from your libraries on other platforms and devices.
“OK Google, set an alarm for 7am”
The Google Home Mini can be used as an easy way to set alarms, timers, and to plan your day. It can give answers that are tailored to you, so you can ask about your commute, schedule and more. Customise and tailor it to only notify you on the things you are interested in for a more personalised experience.
“OK Google, are you feeling lucky”
One of the great things about the Google Home Mini is that it’s not always about serious smart home stuff. Sometimes, on a rainy day you may want to kick back and play a few games with family or friends. The Google Home Mini has several games available, such as a multiplayer quiz game that asks general knowledge trivia questions (what better place to get trivia questions than the world’s biggest search engine). There are other 30+ other games available such as Guess My Age, Number Genie, Magic 8 ball & more.
*Even if you're using Multi-user and Google Home Mini is meant to recognise your voice, keep in mind that a voice like yours, or a recording of your voice, could result in Google incorrectly recognising someone else as you.
**Controlling your thermostat requires a compatible smart thermostat and controlling your lights requires compatible smart lights.
***Subscriptions required to access some content.
|Number of Speakers Included||1|
|Audio Features||HE-AAC, LC-AAC, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), Opus, FLAC with support for high-resolution streams (24-bit/96 KHz) 360 Sound Far-field voice recognition supports hands-free use|
|Adapter Cable Length||1.5m|
|Batteries incl./not incl.||Not included|
|USB Port(s)||1 x Micro-USB|
|Enclosure Material||Durable Fabric, Plastic, Silicone|
|In The Box||Google Home Mini Power adaptor and cable Quick Start Guide|
|Dimensions||4.20cm (H) - Weight 0.173kg|
|System Requirements||Android 5.0 and higher iOS 9.1 and higher|
|User Control(s)||Volume Up, Volume Down, Mic Switch, Start/Stop Buttons|
|Wireless Type||802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi|
|Frequency Band||2.4GHz 5GHz|