Google Home - White/Slate
- just bad
from Montreal on April 23, 2019
Ever watched Elvis Gratton talking to his car ? This device is as smart ... simple things like playing specific playlist on Spotify or changing the device to output music on is poorly designed, unless you get the exact sentence it understands, forget it Often I end up using my phone to pick the playlist because its easier
from Oliver, BC on February 22, 2019
Spent many hours on this poor instructions. Can't get a hold of anyone from Google. Spent years dealing with smaller software companies and easy to get a hold of - could email or phone. -- and now I am dealing with a multi billion company not the same. Was OK to set up my account but to try and set up spouses, absolute nightmare keeps switching accounts, and again tough to get anyone, may be simple?? LET ME KNOW HOW TO CONTACT YOU via response to this review ASAP
from Oliver, BC on February 22, 2019
Spent many hours on this poor instructions. Can't get a hold of anyone from Google. Spent years dealing with smaller software companies and easy to get a hold of - could email or phone. -- and now I am dealing with a multi billion company not the same. Was OK to set up my account by to try and set up spouses absolute nightmare keeps switching accounts, and again tough to get anyone, may be simple??
- Broken microphone
from Gatineau, QC on November 29, 2018
After less than 2 years the microphone suddenly stopped working. When contacting customer care, they informed me there was nothing to be done, and said I could simply use it as a speaker going forward.
- What a disappointment!
from Toronto, ON on November 29, 2018
What a disappointment. We have a Google Home Mini which we sort of liked and thought to replace it with a Google Home. Audio quality and audio control are MAJOR problems for this device. First, the bass is cranked up so high it sounds bad and the bass and treble controls hardly improve it even when set to their respective minimum and maximum. Second, the volume controls give you the option of off, loud really loud, extremely loud and painful. This is not something you'd use if you have (a) people sleeping somewhere in the house or (b) conversations. In fact, a bar is about the only place you'd want to have this device. It's too loud for basic use in a home. And, 'night mode' does nothing to limit the volume. I've set the volume limit to quite a low level (30%) yet the Google Home will still happily crank the volume right up to MAX. All in all this was a MAJOR disappointment. People have been requesting a volume limiter for over two years and they still have failed to implement it. That tells you how much R&D Google is putting into their not-so-smart speaker.
from Brampton, ON on November 23, 2018
Without looking at computer/mobile/tablet screens, I get most info out of this little device. Really impressed & happy to have it. :)
- great, but...
from Guelph, ON on November 19, 2018
love the google voice assistant. the speaker is good at a medium listening volume. not much bass to it, but that is to be expected considering its size. blends in well with most furniture, dont see too often
- Google home
from Calgary, AB on November 9, 2018
So far I’m very happy with my google home I have had one before and liked it very much
- Google home is going deaf.
from Oakville, ON on September 1, 2018
I've had my Google home for a year and have been quite happy with it until about 3 months age when it started to go deaf. I've worked with Google a couple of times and they had me try a number of things to no avail. Trying to decide whether to by a new one or go to the competitors. .
- Great Product! Improved Significantly Since It's Initial Release
from Oshawa, ON on August 18, 2018
Had this device for well over a year, along with Alexa. I have since disconnected Alexa, and solely using the Google Home ecosystem as it is a much more reliable and easy to talk to. It accurately answers almost any question you can think to ask it. It's loaded with cool features that allow it to make calls, make reservations, sync with your calendar, control your smart home, help out in the kitchen, control your TV, and more. The smart-home controls work well, and the Google Home responds more flexibly to language verses Alexa, where you would have to ask it a specific request to get the desired outcome. Overall the Google Home is a great product and I would highly recommend to those looking to control their smart home, or looking to have an assitant capable of helping with smaller tasks such as setting reminders, getting the weather, making reservations, and playing your music. The possibilities are quite endless with Google Home, and keep expanding every month.