Google Home devices are connected speakers that do your bidding, including playing music from almost any streaming service, searching for answers to questions, working in tandem with Chromecast to display photos and videos on a TV, and controlling a bevy of smart-home devices. While Google Assistant might have some advantages over Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s smart … [Read more...] about The best Google Home-compatible devices for 2019
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As you'll see in every big box retailer's holiday ads right now, smart home gadgets are everywhere. You can find deals on smart speakers, smart bulbs and smart doorbells.Still, gifting someone a smart home product can feel intimidating because there are a lot of factors at play. Are they team Amazon, Google, or Apple? What devices do they already have?A smart home device can be … [Read more...] about Thinking of gifting an Amazon Echo or Google Home? Read this first
Nearly perfect Video powerhouse Google designed this to be the smart display you would actually want to put in every room of your house, and they succeeded. The lack of a camera makes it ideal for a bedroom hub, while the killer display makes it a perfect digital photo frame when not in use everywhere else in your house. $150 at Best Buy Pros Incredible display … [Read more...] about Facebook Portal vs. Google Home Hub: Which should you buy?
Tiny and LOUD Clever and colorful Amazon has refined its smart speaker design and doubled down on audio quality to make a great system with an even better price tag. Alexa is still not nearly as good to use as Google Assistant, however. $50 at Amazon Pros Incredibly good speakers for its size Great microphones 3.5mm output for bigger speakers Cons Alexa isn't the best … [Read more...] about Google Home Mini vs Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen): Which should you buy?
WiFi streaming is all the rage these days, and Spotify has long had a proprietary solution that works with certain speakers. Spotify Connect has only been available to Premium subscribers in the past, but that's about to change. According to What Hi-Fi?, a new Commercial Partners SDK available to wireless audio manufacturers will allow Spotify users on the free tier … [Read more...] about Spotify Connect is coming to free tier users thanks to new SDK