Neat right? Back in April, the fast food chain created a sneaky TV spot that served as a hack for Google Home. The ad featured the phrase “OK, Google, what is the Whopper burger,” which triggered any Google Home device within earshot to start reading aloud from the Whopper Wikipedia page. Whoever thought this up deserved […]

Evolution You Say? Speaker, speaker, speaker everything and everyone has a speaker in some form or some shape to play some noise from music to phone calls to the latest podcast. Bluetooth, WiFi, Smart or good old Aux or RCA you connect to your speaker(s). In the past 10 years we’ve redefined speakers to adapt to […]

As part of Google I/O we learned a little something about existing Google Home devices, they have Bluetooth! Announced during the Keynote the Home is getting Bluetooth support. That means it’s yet another speaker you connect to via Bluetooth because we needed more of those, but it’s one thing that the Echo had over the […]

At this morning’s keynote, Google announced a number of new capabilities for Google Home. Of particular note are music and video services that can be automatically called and played. For music services like Spotify, which now works even for free tier users, the playback can happen straight on the device itself. For video services, like […]

For the past two months we’ve had this poll sitting on the site about Google Home, a new product by Google that allows users to ask questions and do actions just by voice. The features on the device are continuing to advance and the Google Assistant is coming to other devices like Android TV. The […]

Today Vizio gave SmartCast and Google Home users some pretty good news. All SmartCast devices including TVs, displays, sound bars and speakers are now compatible with Google Home, this means Google Home users can use their voice to control their entertainment. Using simple voice commands, Google Home users can adjust volume up and down, play, stop and […]

iHeartRadio is one of the other premier music streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, and Google Play All Access. But right now, it hasn’t been integrated into Google Home like the others. That’s expected to change soon. From: http://www.iheartmedia.com/Pages/iHeartMedia-Announces-New-iHeartRadio-Consumer-Electronic-Integrations-at-CES-2017.aspx%20LAS%20VEGAS, NV — January 5, 2017 — iHeartMedia, creator of iHeartRadio – the all-in-one streaming music […]

Google Home was first announced at Google I/O back in May as an example of Google’s Assistant. Instead of just searching the web, the idea was using Google’s search engine to surface answers. This is part of an evolution of the search engine where certain queries rendered cards with answers. With Google Home, users could […]

The Google Assistant is getting an API today with the launch of “Actions on Google,” a way for developers to build “conversation actions” that can be called up on the Assistant’s various interfaces. This stays true to the API being available in December as we talked about when covering the Google Home Cheatsheet. The “Actions on […]

So it’s about a week until people get trampled, fight for one big TV, maybe three if you’re lucky and end Thanksgiving early due to either working or participating. Companies love it, employees hate it but hey it’s life. So in the spirit we’re keeping a running list for now of all Black Friday deals […]

Looking for a list of commands the your Google Home will understand? Since the Google Home only came out a short while ago I’ve decided it’s a good idea to have an easy to access resource to remind the community what’s achievable with this size of salsa digital assistant we call Google Home. This list […]

Google is now making a big effort toward Google Home, a device that can help connect all of the devices in your home: your phone, TV, and speakers. This is something that was mentioned earlier in October, and now the update is rolling out on the Play Store. Right now the app has had a […]

Back in March Google Cast wasn’t Google Cast it was the Chromecast app. Well looks like that was a short title run and a new champion I mean app name has been crowned and it goes by the name of Google Home. Google is pushing Home pretty hard as the center of your house hold […]

In a recent Variety exclusive Google revealed key details of this plan during a closed-door meeting with industry insiders about a month after publicly unveiling Google Home at Google I/O. The meeting was only between about 50 people and was at Google HQ in Mountain View. After working with vendors/OEMs on cast enabled products Google Home […]

When Google rebranded and restructured their organization, Google became their own company with along with many assets that Google controlled under the new parent company, Alphabet. One of these companies that was taken out from under Google’s control was Nest. Nest has had their share of issues along the way. Recently Nest made the move to be […]