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00:37 – Hardware overview
03:06 – Voice search : music
04:25 – Controlling a Hue light with voice commands
04:43 – Asking another random question
05:24 – Chromecast / Casting YouTube to a television
06:30 – Companion app and security concerns
07:52 – Head to head with an Amazon echo
08:00 – Contextual conversation testing
09:01 – Airline price search
09:40 – e- commerce search
10:19 – Conclusion and final thoughts
The Google Home and Amazon Echo are similar in many ways, although Google’s product has the potential to do more. It is better at conversational searches and is able to find the answers to more questions thanks to its integration with Google Search. I was especially impressed with its ability to research airline ticket prices on a specific date.
I am concerned about security in that Google Home only works with one Google account and will let anyone ask it questions. It locks out email and other potentially sensitive components but it does get access to the paired account’s calendar. I worry that down the road additional features will be added that will provide additional private information.
But all in this is a solid offering from Google that has some great potential.
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