Of all of my Google devices, Google Home is quickly becoming my favorite. I use it for everything from catching up on the morning news, listening to music or podcasts, and getting information with a simply command. With Google Assistant built-in and Google continually adding functionality, we are only now seeing the tip of the iceberg of what Google Home could be doing for us and our smart homes in the future.
Normally Google Home is $129 but through the month of December, at the Google Store, you can pick one up for $79. That $50 savings would effectively let you buy a Google Home Mini (nearly two in fact) so you can have Google Assistant available to you in multiple rooms in your home. The Home Mini is down to just $29 right now at the Google Store.
Of all of the Made by Google products, Home is the physical incarnation of where Google wants to go as an AI company. The company is pouring a huge amount of effort into Google Assistant, which is embedded in Google Home, and the abilities (or skills if you like) that it can perform has grown exponentially over the course of the year that it Home has been available. That’s only going to continue and as Assistant learns, Home will only continue to get better. The same goes for 3rd party developers and smart home solution providers. There are a lot of devices around your home that can now be controlled by voice command with Assistant & Home.
Finally, just in case you don’t know, Google Home is powered by the Home app which is available for both Android and iOS. You do not have to have an Android device to use Home.