In October 2016 I received my Google Home from the Google Store. I quickly unpacked it, got it setup using the Home app on my Nexus 6P and began issuing it random commands as I tried to learn the limits of the device. And in that process, I found out there were quite a few. As I put in my review of the device in November,
Can I without any doubt recommend Google Home? No, not yet at least. There is a lot of growing room to happen with this device and Google Assistant within it. Do I think I will change my view in 6 months? Almost certainly. By that time, Google and other developers will have leveraged the platform and APIs available to integrate more apps and more services.
So here we are, six months later almost to the day. Has it improved? Undoubtedly and it is continuing to improve.
What I expect to happen has to a large degree, with dozens of new services now available for Google Home along with better smart home integration. It feels far more complete than it did back in October, partly because of these new services but partly because Google Assistant, built into Home, has gotten smarter too. It is continually learning both on how I use it but also behind-the-scenes as Google tweaks it.
Can I recommend Google Home now? Yes, without question and here is why.