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  1. P

    Question Smart Blinds recommendations

    Hello, Looking for anyone that has installed motorized roller blinds that are controlled by alexa or google home. There seems to be a couple of options out there but I would love to hear from someone that has actually set it up and which blinds they used..... One of the ones i am looking at...
  2. S

    Solved! unable play sound in google home from laptop bluetooth

    Hi, I have Lenovo windows 10 laptop and trying to connect to google home speaker. In laptop bluetooth settings it shows as connected but sound will not play from Google home speaker. I see disconnected message in "control panel -> hardware and sound -> sound -> manage audio devices". Could...
  3. 13thmonkey

    Google home hub

    Anyone using the home hub? Can it be set up so that there is a home screen with day and time on it? and then only showing alarms etc. when needed? What happens if someone swipes on the screen? does it revert to the home screen again?
  4. S

    Does my tlc 60inch TV have Bluetooth if not can I hook it up to my Google home device to access inbuilt netflix

    I am trying to find out if my tlc is Bluetooth comparable as it has inbuilt Netflix and I want to add device to my Google home mini
  5. R

    How to Use Netflix with Google Home

    Netflix is an American-based media-streaming website with more than 130 million users around the globe. It has a stunning library of TV shows, movies, and feature films, and uses an algorithm to help viewers get future suggestions of what to watch. Netflix can also be used with your phone or...
  6. M

    Expert: Google Home Hub Security ‘Beyond Dismal’

    According to security researcher Jerry Gamblin, the Google Home Hub can be easily manipulated from a remote device. Expert: Google Home Hub Security ‘Beyond Dismal’ : Read more
  7. R

    Which smart display would you chose for your bedroom?

    Stuck in a dilemma, should i go with the Google home hub, JBL or the Lenovo smart display?
  8. M

    Google Home Hub Review: A Cheaper, Simpler Smart Home Hub

    While it’s not as large or loud as the Echo Show, the Google Home Hub is an affordable and capable alternative for those looking for a smart display. Google Home Hub Review: A Cheaper, Simpler Smart Home Hub : Read more
  9. M

    Google Home Hub vs Echo Show: What Should You Buy?

    The Google Home Hub and Echo Show are both formidable smart displays, but they are very different in terms of price, size and features. Google Home Hub vs Echo Show: What Should You Buy? : Read more
  10. A

    how do you wallpaper google home screen

    i cant um like uhh whats this i cant um like uhh cough cough cough cough times four but yeah um my background of gogle wont work lol i did before i cant rember
  11. A

    Do I need a smart home hub?

    When do I need to get a smart hub like a smart things or harmony hub? I know I can set routines on these hubs but I can already do that on my smart display/google home - is there a difference?
  12. L

    HDMI 4ports switcher with audio outputs portta

    ok hooking this up for neighbor,problem is Samsung 50" 4k smart tv only has 1HDMI and 1HDMI arc,she has verizon cable box/samsung curved soundbar/samsung blueray player/ now got google home and chromecast ultra.I had everything hooked up an working fine, until google home and chromecast, so...
  13. G

    Leaked! This Is the Google Home Hub Smart Display

    Along with the new Pixel 3, Google may introduce a 7-inch smart screen assistant with speaker like the Lenovo Smart Display. Leaked! This Is the Google Home Hub Smart Display : Read more
  14. M

    Help Me, Tom's Guide: What to Do with Google Routines

    Your guide to designing the perfect Google Routine. Help Me, Tom's Guide: What to Do with Google Routines : Read more
  15. K

    What Google Routines do you use?

    Any useful/fun ideas for Google routines? I have a Lenovo Smart Display that I'm planning to add more routines to so hit me up with any of your ideas!
  16. R

    What else can my Lenovo Smart Display do?

    I mainly use mine in the kitchen nowadays because I can watch recipe videos on the screen and also get recipes read aloud to me. It's also been very useful when I'm getting directions and making dinner reservations. I know it's powered using Google Assistant but I haven't used smart devices for...
  17. H

    you tube videos no playing

    my you tube account changed. My YT the home page looks different. use to be able to click and play all videos i just installed google home. the first day all was well . now videos no longer play
  18. G

    Forget Prime Day: Walmart Has Google Home Mini for $34

    Walmart's cutting the price of our favorite Google gear. Forget Prime Day: Walmart Has Google Home Mini for $34 : Read more
  19. G

    Should You Buy Your Child an Echo or a Google Home?

    Kids love talking to digital assistants. But is it a good idea? Here's what the experts say. Should You Buy Your Child an Echo or a Google Home? : Read more
  20. Paul Wagenseil

    Google Home, Chromecast Can Tell Bad Guys Where You Live

    Google Home, Chromecast can tell attacking websites which Wi-Fi networks are nearby, which reveals exactly where the devices physically are. Google Home, Chromecast Can Tell Bad Guys Where You Live : Read more
  21. G

    5 Reasons to Buy the Google Home Mini (and 3 Reasons to Skip It)

    The Google Home Mini is a worthwhile purchase, but it's not for everyone. Here are the pros and cons. 5 Reasons to Buy the Google Home Mini (and 3 Reasons to Skip It) : Read more
  22. G

    How to Tell Google Home to Do Three Things with a Single Command

    Want Google Assistant to turn on three smart home devices at once or perform other multitasking tricks? Follow these steps. How to Tell Google Home to Do Three Things with a Single Command : Read more
  23. G

    Google Home Just Beat Amazon Echo for First Time

    Google's reached a major milestone in its war with Amazon. Google Home Just Beat Amazon Echo for First Time : Read more
  24. G

    Save Up to $70 on Amazon Echo, Google Home Devices

    Get our favorite smart home devices at a fraction of their cost. Save Up to $70 on Amazon Echo, Google Home Devices : Read more
  25. G

    JBL Link 500 Review: A Google Home Alternative with Big Sound

    The JBL Link 500 is a good large speaker with Google Assistant inside, but you'll be better served with two Sonos Ones or the Google Home Max. JBL Link 500 Review: A Google Home Alternative with Big Sound : Read more
  26. G

    5 Ways to Secure Your Google Home Device

    Google Home is useful and easy to use, but it can still get you into trouble. Here are some safety tips. 5 Ways to Secure Your Google Home Device : Read more
  27. E

    i want to connect my pc and my google home device using Bluetooth to the same old stereo system.

    i have an old stereo system with connections to my right and left speaker, ch1 to the left speaker and ch2 to the right, i am trying to find a way to split the connection so i can keep my system connected to the pc while at the same time connecting it to google home mini using bluetooth, which...
  28. G

    Sony LF-S50G Review: A Great Google Home Alternative

    The Sony LF-S50G brings Google Assistant to your home with an elegant style and includes some useful features. Sony LF-S50G Review: A Great Google Home Alternative : Read more
  29. M

    9 Google Home Gadgets to Start Your Smart Home

    If you like the idea of Google Assistant helping you control other devices, here are some great gadgets that should be on your list. 9 Google Home Gadgets to Start Your Smart Home : Read more
  30. S

    Google Home Mini Will Not Connect To Bluetooth Razer Leviathan

    When I go to connect my Google Mini to my Razer Leviathan I go into the app and select the Devices then the Google Home Mini, then Hit default device, but I do not see an option to Pair Bluetooth anywhere, I saw on here you can do it, or can you not. Any help appreciated.
  31. S

    How To Use Alexa And Google Home To Control Your Roku

    Appestry has developed a model by which one can use their voice to perform such functions as pausing the television, utilizing the directional buttons and even launching a ROKU channel. This technology is set to work in various platforms such bas Amazon’s Alexa voice services as well as Google...
  32. Jeffery414

    Is there such thing as a WiFi smart soundbar?

    I recently got a Google Home and I like it a lot. I want it to be able to connect to my soundbar to play music wirelessly, but the only way this would be possible is through WiFi. My sound bar only connects through Bluetooth. Is there a way to connect my Google Home and soundbar? Is there a WiFi...
  33. S

    Amazon Echo vs Google Home

    Hey guys, Really having a dilemma on which to decide. Originally wanted to go for the Echo because my brother has one and thought it was really cool, however doing some research, I'm quite torn between the two. A little background as to why I want either of the devices. I want it for the...
  34. F

    home mini and TV

    can google home mini be hooked up to my TV
  35. S

    Wiring for my Smart Home

    Would appreciate some help! I am in the middle of a refurb for my 6 bed home in London (4 floors) I am looking to integrate Alexa/google Home into my house alongside smart TV, climate control (for under floor heating) August lock and door bell etc. Sonos speakers. I guess i have 3 questions...
  36. AndrewFreedman

    Google Assistant Will Soon Beat Alexa in One Big Way

    Soon, you'll be able to call Google Assistant anything you want to get its attention. Google Assistant Will Soon Beat Alexa in One Big Way : Read more
  37. M

    Apple HomePod Hands-on: Sounds Great, But Siri Needs Work

    Apple's first smart speaker is about to make its debut. Here are our first impressions of the HomePod. Apple HomePod Hands-on: Sounds Great, But Siri Needs Work : Read more
  38. M

    Chromecast or Google Home Killing Your Wi-Fi? Here's How to Fix It

    Your Google Home or Chromecast device may be causing your Wi-Fi connection to stop working. Here's what you need to do. Chromecast or Google Home Killing Your Wi-Fi? Here's How to Fix It : Read more
  39. M

    Google Home Max vs. Sonos One: Why Sonos Wins

    We compare the Home Max and Sonos based on design, audio quality, their virtual assistants and more. Google Home Max vs. Sonos One: Why Sonos Wins : Read more
  40. O

    Powering On/Off HTPC with Google Now

    Hello, I am powering On/OFF my Win 7 HTPC using Google now, Smart Plug, Stringify along with my harmony hub and TV. How it works is my PCs BIOS under APM/Restore AC Power Loss is set to "Power Loss" and when I say OK google... it tells Stringify to turn on my smart plug which powers on my PC...
  41. Mark Spoonauer

    Google Home Mini Is Just $29 for Cyber Monday

    If you want easy access to Google Assistant on the cheap, the Google Home Mini is on sale with a $20 discount. Google Home Mini Is Just $29 for Cyber Monday : Read more
  42. G

    JBL Link 20: Google Assistant in a Portable Bluetooth Speaker

    The JBL Link 20 delivers almost all the features of Google Home in a portable speaker that sounds great. JBL Link 20: Google Assistant in a Portable Bluetooth Speaker : Read more
  43. henrytcasey

    My First Week with Google Home Mini: More Frustrating Than Fun

    Google's tiny smart speaker has some neat capabilities, but it's smart home powers need more polish, and I just want it to do more. My First Week with Google Home Mini: More Frustrating Than Fun : Read more
  44. M

    Google Home Mini vs. Echo Dot: Which Cheap Smart Speaker Wins?

    The Google Home Mini has some advantages over the Echo Dot, especially in sound quality, but Amazon's little smart speaker is simply more versatile. Google Home Mini vs. Echo Dot: Which Cheap Smart Speaker Wins? : Read more
  45. G

    Google Has Killed Home Mini's Touch Feature

    The feature came and went in no time after privacy issue was exposed. Google Has Killed Home Mini's Touch Feature : Read more
  46. M

    Google Home vs Mini vs Max: Which Should You Buy?

    All three of Google’s smart speakers let you control smart home devices, answer questions with Google Assistant, and a whole lot more. Here’s how they compare in terms of size, price and features. Google Home vs Mini vs Max: Which Should You Buy? : Read more
  47. dmoren

    The Best Smart Home Devices That Work with Google Home

    From lights and thermostats to smart switches and Chromecast, here are the gadgets that you can control with Google Home. The Best Smart Home Devices That Work with Google Home : Read more