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Is Google Home everything you hoped it would be? [Poll of the Week]
Google’s first big Amazon Echo competitor, Google Home, was officially announced way back at the I/O developer conference in May. While it took the company about six months to put the finishing touches on the product, we’re happy to say that you can finally purchase the connected speaker from the Google Store and other retailers for about $130.
Six months of waiting around is a pretty long time, though, and if you’re like me, you were chomping at the bit to see what Google Home could bring to the table that the Amazon Echo couldn’t.
We’ve been using Google Home for over about two weeks now, and there’s certainly a lot to like about it. Not only does it come with the new Google Assistant (the same one that’s powering the Pixel and Pixel XL), it works seamlessly with Chromecast, Philips Hue, Nest Thermostat devices and a few more connected home products (mostly thanks to IFTTT integration). Plus, this is a very well-built piece of hardware – it looks good in most rooms throughout the house, and sound quality is very impressive for a speaker of this size.
Google Home shines in many areas, but is very much lacking in others
So, we want to know – is Google Home everything you hoped it would be? Or are you not impressed? Be sure to cast your vote in the poll below, and if you have anything to add, feel free to leave a comment below. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!