This item works well with other WIFI products and associated accessories such as door locks, Z Wave lighting, wall outlets and music. Controls my zone thermostats on demand and with the updated associated mobile application you’re able to link and modify multiple home mini speakers into groups. If you want honk your TV remote is addictive this device is awesome. Excellent S a cooking assistant, providing recipes, setting timers, alarms, and updating you with current events in the news and weather. I now have four (4) of these placed in strategic locations throughout my home. Love it!
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The Google Home Mini may work quite well on its own, but when it comes to integrating with other products, setting up grouped actions, and even connecting to third party devices, it seriously lacks behind the Amazon Echo Dot in my uses.
There are a few features that are great though (like locating my phone, or connecting with other Google devices), but when you are in the same room with a Google Home Mini and a smartphone with Google Assistant active, both may try to answer the same request, or your phone's screen may turn on and remain on... and that gets very annoying.
If you only have the Google Home Mini, you may find it useful, especially to connect with other Google Home devices. However, Even if Alexa isn't quite as ""good" with voice recognition at times, I would still recommend an Amazon Echo if you have other third-party devices to control.
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Purchased for my 80 year old Mother in Law, she loves it!
Nice gentle alarm function and she can play music and check the weather and news anytime she likes. Far easier for her to use than a radio because of voice commands.
highly recommended for the elderly once you coach them to say OK or Hey instead of just "GOOGLE" each time!
Broadcast feature isn't as handy as you might think but still nice to have. Looking forward to more assistant functions in the future.
Can also be used to voice command lights with a SONOFF family product or compatible smart bulb.
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Love my google mini! Only reason I rated 4 stars instead of 5 is because sometimes it doesn't recognize my voice when I try to set a reminder. Not sure why as it recognizes my voice for everything else. Seems to only be an issue with reminders. I did send google feedback, but just today. Love google's clever remarks, love the knowledge it has, love how easy it is to work and love the side taps that can change the volume even though there are no physically visible buttons. I have 4 Alexa devices in my home and I still love my google mini. They have different knowledge and it seems google knows more and has several clever comebacks for the same question asked over. Alexa always responds with the same one response answer. I still do love my Alexa's also, though. Oh also in my opinion sound quality is very crisp very good.
I mainly got this to replace my Echo because I already pay for Google Play Music and I wanted to use that instead of Prime Music. Minus one star because there's no "real" Bluetooth functionality as it can't play to Bluetooth speakers, so I had to end up getting a chromecast to play it on my TV (via my home theater setup).
Verified purchase:Yes | Condition:pre-owned | Sold by:nesherus