Google Home review
Google Home is an app for controlling smart home devices. The app was created by Google LLC developers and had more than 100 million downloads. You can find this app in the Lifestyle section of the Play Market.
The first step towards home automation was the invention of household appliances that used electricity for cooking and cleaning: a vacuum cleaner, a toaster, and a refrigerator. Later in the mid-20th century, the idea of creating a "Push-Button Manor" appeared. At the beginning of the 21st century, the idea of a smart home was realized, but the automation of personal space was available only to well-off people.
Now, this opportunity is available to almost all residents of developed countries due to the widespread cheapening of information technologies. Smart home-automation of living space, thanks to which all everyday tasks related to living are solved without human participation. Thanks to smartphones, you could control all your smart home devices yourself using the Google Home app.
With a single Google Home app, you can manage all your smart home devices with Google Assistant support from different manufacturers. This free app, with many features, was introduced in May 2016. First of all, the Google Home app manages your own devices from Google. Such as Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers.
Chromecast set-top boxes and TVs with built-in Chromecast; Google Home Hub and other smart displays with Google Assistant. In addition to managing your own devices from Google, the app allows you to add and manage thousands of different smart home devices from various manufacturers: Xiaomi Mi Home, Yeelight, Sonoff eWeLink, Broadlink, TP-Link Kasa and others. Google Home supports various devices: light bulbs and lamps, sockets, locks, thermostats, and surveillance cameras.
A competent assistant
This app has concise design, with nice fonts and the ability to use a voice assistant. All icons are on the main menu on the "Home" tab. In the Feed tab, you can find out what happened in your home during the day, as well as learn how to configure smart home devices and get tips.
For security reasons, you can block access to Wi-Fi on children's devices on a scheduled basis. You can also select priority devices for faster connection speeds.
The Bottom Line
Installing and configuring all smart home devices isn't enough to fully use it. Also, you need to ensure its management. The Google Home app is perfect for managing your smart home. With it, you can manage all devices from any company, control Internet usage for children's devices, and control Chromecast.
- All smart home devices in one app;
- Chromecast Control;
- Manage devices from other manufacturers.
- Full functions of smart home devices are not available;
- Not available in all countries.