What is Google Home?
Google Home is a Wi-Fi speaker that also works as a smarthome control centre and an assistant for the whole family. You can use it to playback entertainment throughout your entire home, effortlessly manage everyday tasks, and ask Google things you want to know.
Because Google Home is a Wi-Fi speaker, it can stream music directly from the cloud. With it you can access songs, playlists, albums, artists, and podcasts from your favourite music services just by asking with your voice. Or, if you prefer, you can send music from your Android or iOS device through Google Cast.
That last bit is important because, with Google Cast support, you'll be able to use Google Home to control other connected speakers in your home. You'll even get multi-room playback, meaning you can add one or more Google Home devices to a group of speakers in order to blast tunes throughout your house. But that's not all: Google Home will let you control your video content.
Let's say you want to watch your latest episode of Daredevil on Netflix, or some sort of cat video on YouTube. Just issue a voice command to Google Home, and the content will appear on your TV (again, thanks to Google Cast support).
All Hawkeye Automations smart devices can be controlled using google home.
Dimensions & Weight
- Diameter: 3.86 in (98 mm)
- Height: 1.65 in (42 mm)
- Power cable: 4.92 ft (1.5 m)
- Device: 6.10 oz (173 g)
- Power adapter and cable: approximately 2.65 oz (75 g)
Colors & Materials
- Durable fabric top
- Plastic housings created using recycled material
- Non-skid silicone base
Supported Audio Formats
- HE-AAC, LC-AAC+, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), FLAC
- 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz) Wi-Fi
- Chromecast and Chromecast Audio built-in
- Bluetooth® 4.1 input support
- 360 sound with 40mm driver
- Far-field voice recognition supports hands-free use
- 5V, 1.8A
Ports & Connectors
- Micro USB port1
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Supported Operating Systems
- Android 4.4 and higher
- iOS 9.1 and higher1
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Google Home Mini
Google Home Mini
Quick start guide
Power adapter and cable
Wi-Fi use requires 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac access point (router)
Google Home app running on a compatible mobile device. Minimum operating system requirements can be found at g.co/home/req.
Syncing services (such as backup) require a Google Account