Have you tried Google’s brand new voice assistant? Google Home is the voice-activated speaker powered by Google assistant. Here are some ideas of what you can do with a Google Home, that is not undermined by Amazon Echo.
Search & Translate
Search – “Ok Google, how far away is Russia?”
The power of Google Home lies is its searching feature. Based on Google search engine, Home can be used to look up recipes, definitions or more.
Translation – “Ok Google, what’s jeopardy in French?”
Get translations for words or phrases in Google’s supported languages.
Schedule and Tasks
To do list – “Ok Google, what’s on my shopping list?”
Ask google to add things to your Google Keep shopping list.
Calendar – “Ok Google, when’s my next event?”
Manage your Google Calendar from Google Home.
News, Sports and Radio
News – “Ok Google, what’s the latest news from NPR?”
Ask Google for specific news (business, sports, technology) or for the latest news…
Sports – “Ok Google, when do the Giants play next?”
Keep track of your team’s results by asking google for the latest scores or the games’ schedule.
Radio – “Ok Google, play 107.5 FM”
Google Home can also play your favorite radio channels.
Game & Entertainment
Music – “Ok Google, play some country music”
Google plays music from Youtube Music (has a great playlist library), Spotify, Pandora, Google Play or Tunein.
Game – “Ok Google, Mad Libs”
Play the world’s greatest word game with Google. In this game, you have to find nouns, adjectives or plurals. Google also supports other games such as the Crystal ball (ask the Crystal ball yes or no questions).
Smart home – “Ok Google, dim the living room lights”
Google Home works with Philips Hue, SmartThings, Nest and IFTTT. Ask Google to set your thermostat temperature or to turn on the coffee maker.
Car service – “Ok Google, call me an Uber”
Order a Uber with your voice assistant and much more.