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Make your daily routine smarter with Google!

Google offers smart home products that are just as clever as its search engine. These intelligent devices help to simplify your everyday life while opening up a range of new possibilities – whether it's voice control, better Wifi connectivity, or streaming your favourite TV shows. Google adds more comfort to your smart home.


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Google Home smart home systems

Why should I buy Google smart products?

Want to turn off the light without getting out of bed, or even touching your phone? That's easy with Google Home's built-in voice assistant, which lets you control your smart home using simple voice commands. Offering not only convenience, Google smart products can do a lot more, including offering a better entertainment experience thanks to Google Chromecast. This device makes regular TVs smart and, when used together with the voice-controlled Google Assistant, it has never been easier to stream your favorite movies and TV series.

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What's so special about Google smart home products?

Google's smart home products are impressive not only for their easy installation and broad functionality, but also their modern, minimal design. Thanks to Google's extensive compatibility with other brands and products, along with a breadth of how-to information for every scenario, you can make your daily routine easier than ever before. Case in point: hear a recipe being read to you in the kitchen as you switch off a light in the kids' bedroom, all while streaming the latest episode of your favorite TV series.

Google Home smart home systems

Which smart home products does Google offer?

Google has one mission – to make your daily routine easier. The search giant doesn't just build quality tech products, it also makes sure that anyone can install and use them. Unpack it, plug it in, connect to Wifi and use it with your smartphone, tablet, laptop  even voice command. That's Google, and these are the current products in its range:

Google Home

Specs ComparisonGoogle HomeGoogle Home MiniGoogle Home Hub
DimensionsDiameter: 3.7 in.
Height: 5.6 in.
Power cable: 6 ft.
Diameter: 3.8 in.
Height: 1.6 in.
Power cable: 5 ft.
Diameter: 7.02 in.
Height: 4.65 in.
Depth: 2.65 in.
Power supplyPower cablePower cablePower cable
PortsDC power connectionDC power connectionDC power connection
Operating systemsAndroid, iOS, Mac, WindowsAndroid, iOS, Mac, WindowsAndroid, iOS, Mac, Windows
Scope of applicationVoice-activated search
Smart home control
Music playback
Voice-activated search
Smart home control
Music playback
Voice-activated search
Smart home control
Music playback
Voice recognitionRegisters voice at a distance
Differentiates between voices
Registers voice at a distance
Differentiates between voices
Registers voice at a distance
Differentiates between voices
Manual ControlTouchpadTouchpad

Google Home is a smart home device with integrated voice assistant. The device is powered at the mains and connects directly to your home Wifi network. This smart device allows you to run Google searches using only voice commands as well as stream music, take actions within apps, retrieve information, and control other smart home products. With Google Home you can create a whole ecosystem of smart devices. It also has a smaller sibling called Google Home Mini, which has all the power but in a smaller size and without a touchpad.

Google Chromecast

Specs ComparisonGoogle ChromecastGoogle Chromecast UltraGoogle Chromecast Audio
Power supplyPower adapterPower adapterPower adapter
PortsHDMI, Micro-USBHDMI, Micro-USB, EthernetMicro-USB, 1/8 in jack
Operating SystemsAndroid, iOS, Mac, WindowsAndroid, iOS, Mac, WindowsAndroid, iOS, Mac, Windows
Resolution/Sound Quality1080pUp to 4K Ultra HD24 Bit/96 kHz
Scope of ApplicationMovies, TV Series, Videos, Music, PhotosMovies, TV Series, Videos, Music, PhotosMusic
Voice recognition

Google offers several versions of the Chromecast streaming device. Each version operates using Wifi and is powered at the mains rather than with a battery. The standard model can stream movies, videos, series, photos and music from many popular apps to your TV. 1080p HD streaming guarantees a great entertainment experience. The Chromecast Ultra is the obvious choice for tech fanatics, with this version being capable of displaying videos and photos in 4K. For music lovers, the Chromecast Audio has been designed to stream music in the highest quality with an up to 24 Bit/96 kHz transfer to your Hi-Fi system or speakers.

Google Wifi

Power supply



Ethernet, LAN

Scope of Application
  • Optimizes Wifi connection
  • Replaces your router
Special features
  • Streaming prioritization
  • Guest networks
  • Child protection

Get rid of network dead zones around your home with Google Wifi. Better distribution of your internet signal means you can take advantage of groundbreaking features like multi-room playback. Google Wifi is also capable of handling the extra load as each new device is added to your home network. Want to stream in full HD with your Chromecast? Google Wifi lets you prioritize it. You can even add guests to a separate Wifi network – setup is quick and easy. If you have children, Google Wifi lets you set up parental controls which exclude certain devices from your Wifi network at predetermined times.

Google Assistant – the search giant's voice assistant

With a voice assistant you can not only run search queries or listen to music using voice commands, but also control your smart devices. Voice assistants are more popular than ever right now. Currently, 63% of people who use voice assistants are also controlling their smart homes using only their voices.

Which smart home categories can be operated with voice commands?
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  • Use various streaming services
  • Change volume
  • Change songs
Icon Thermostat
  • Set the temperature
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  • Make legacy products smart
  • Turn power supply on and off
Icon light bulb
  • Turn the lights on and off
  • Dim the lights
  • Change lighting color

How can I control my smart devices with a voice assistant?

Example of installation instructions for the Google Home Mini + Philips Hue Lightstrip Starter Kit
  1. Connect Google Home Mini to a power outlet
  2. Download the Google Home app
  3. Set up Google Assistant in the Google Home app
  4. Connect Philips Hue Bridge to a power outlet
  5. Download the Philips Hue app
  6. Connect Lightstrip to the Bridge according to instructions
  7. Add Philips Hue Lightstrip as a new device in the Google Home app under 'smart home control'
  8. "OK Google, turn on the Lightstrip."

Google Home vs Amazon Echo

Google Home features the tech giant's smart voice assistant. But Amazon also offers a device with voice assistance. What are the differences between the two?

Specs comparisonGoogle HomeAmazon Echo
SystemOpenPartially closed
Search EngineGoogleBing
Content DepthHighLow
Speaker QualityMiddleMiddle
Build QualityHighMiddle
Design QualityHighMiddle
Manually Disable Microphone
Multiroom Functionality

Google Home uses Google search, while Amazon Echo uses Bing as its search engine. Google's device uses an open search system in which the best search results, without preference given to provider, are displayed. Amazon Echo uses a directed search system.

If you look at the content depth of answers each assistant provides, there are also differences. Google Home gives detailed and broad answers, while Amazon Echo answers simply and briefly.

Voice recognition, and therefore the personalized benefits on offer, is mature in both products and makes them easy to use. With its high excursion speaker, Google Home provides clear highs and powerful bass, while Amazon Echo includes a speaker with a tweeter and woofer for maximum volume.

Being precision-built and containing sophisticated software, Google Home is a high quality product. Amazon Echo is comparatively middle class. Google Home's design is sleek and modern with an elegant housing that makes it look great in every interior. Amazon has kept the design of its echo more futuristic and technical. Both devices are compatible with other speakers and products.

If you do not always want to use your voice assistant, you can manually switch off the microphone for both products and thus switch off speech recognition.

Build an ecosystem with Google Home

 Google Home smart home systems

What is a Google smart home system?

Ever dreamed of turning on the lights just by using your voice? A Google smart home system makes this dream a reality. Google Home creates a system in which you can control compatible smart products with voice commands. This lets you turn your lights on and off, change the temperature or operate your home security system - all with a simple "OK Google". You can also build your own ecosystem using Google Home Mini as well.

What's the big deal with a Google smart home system?

A Google smart home system implies one thing – you no longer need a smartphone to navigate your smart devices. Thanks to voice recognition you can do this easily and conveniently using commands. Switch the light on or off, change the temperature, and much more.

"OK Google, dim the lights in the kitchen."
"Hey Google, how's the weather this evening in San Francisco?"

You won’t only experience the convenience of using voice commands in just one room of your home. Multiroom function and speech recognition mean that you can also use your voice commands from a distance, even a different room.

Connect your compatible speaker to Google Home and control it with your voice, allowing you to play your favorite tunes with a simple voice command.

"OK Google, play music."
"Hey, Google, pause the living room speakers."

Google Home has even more features to make your daily life easier. You can synchronize it with your day planner, do online shopping and check travel information.

"OK Google, what do I have on today?"
"Hey, Google, how long will it take me to get to work?"
"OK Google, what is a good substitute for cardamom?"
"Hey Google, how do you say "see you later" in German?"

Which brands and products is Google Home compatible with?

Smart Home

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  • Nest Cam IQ Indoor Camera
  • In connection with Google Chromecast

  • Nest Protect - Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Nest Cam Outdoor - Outdoor Camera
  • Nest Cam Indoor - Indoor Camera
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Controllable with Philips Hue Bridge

  • Philips Hue White and Color GU10 Spot
  • Philips Hue White Ambiance E26 Lamp Extension
  • Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance E26 Lamp Extension
  • Philips Hue White Ambiance E12 Lamp Extension
  • Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance E12 Lamp Extension
  • Philips Hue Runner LED
  • Philips Hue Pillar LED
  • Philips Hue Phoenix LED
  • Philips Hue Cher LED
  • Philips Hue White Ambiance
  • Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance
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  • Mini White
  • Mini Day & Dusk
  • Mini Color
  • Wi-Fi Tile Kit
  • Wi-Fi Beam Kit
  • Z LED Kit
  • Color BR30 & BR30+ Light
  • Color A19 & A19+ Light
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  • iDevices Instant Switch
  • iDevices Switch
  • iDevices Dimmer Switch
  • iDevices Wall Outlet
  • iDevices Thermostat
  • iDevices Socket
  • iDevices Wall Switch
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  • Google Chromecast
  • Google Chromecast Ultra
  • Google Chromecast Audio
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  • JBL Playlist 150
  • JBL Link 10
  • JBL Link 20
  • JBL Link 300
  • JBL Link 500
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  • Sony SRS-ZR5 - Bluetooth/Wifi Loudspeaker
  • Sony SRS-ZR7 - Bluetooth/Wifi Loudspeaker
  • Sony LF-S50G - Wireless Loudspeaker with Integrated Google Assistant
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Controllable with Belkin Wemo Bridge

  • Belkin Wemo Insight Smart Plug
  • Belkin Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer
  • Belkin Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch
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  • Netatmo Thermostat
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  • D-Link DSP-W24 Power Board
  • D-Link Smart Plug
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Controllable with Philips Hue Bridge 

  • Nanoleaf Ivy
  • August Smart Lock
  • August Smart Keypad
  • August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge
  • August Doorbell Cam pro
  • August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Google Home and Google Chromecast for your smart home

Already have a Google Chromecast? The awesome news is that you can use it to extend the functionality of your Google Home. After connecting both devices, you can access all apps and devices that are compatible with one of the two. Even better is that you can control everything with your voice. More entertainment, less effort - that's Google Home when paired with Chromecast.


  • Spotify
  • Google Play Music
  • Pandora
  • TuneIn
  • iHeartRadio
  • YouTube Music
  • Deezer
  • Netflix
  • Google Photos
  • YouTube