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Google Home

Google Home
alaScore 93

1002 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1002 reviews of Google Home. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Home is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (

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Google Home review: The Amazon Echo needs to watch out. Improvements to Google Assistant have made this a contender.

Great design ; Decent sound ; Reasonable price point ; Conversational assistant ; Easy setup

Limited smart home compatibility ; Speaker isn't very loud ; Needs to be plugged in at all times

Google Home is a powerful smart speaker, powered by the smartest voice assistant and a growing range of smart device support.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Google Home review


Google enters the voice-controlled assistant world, but has some catching up to do

Simple to use ; Unobtrusive design ; Works with Chromecast ; Multi-room capability ; Stereo pairing

Few apps ; Average sound ; Limited smart home capability ; No Bluetooth (but it's coming)

Google has arrived late to the voice-controlled assistant party, and has some catching up to do

Apr, 2017

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Google Home review: does it beat Amazon Echo?


Unless you want a pub quiz mate or need integration with Google Music and Chromecast, you're better off asking Alexa

Cheaper and arguably more attractive than Echo ; Better at answering questions than Echo ; Built in voice control of Netflix and Chromecast

Less good as a music speaker than Echo ; Does less overall than Echo

Expert review by : Maggie Tillman Elyse Betters (

Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?


Google Home has and continues to mature since it first launched. If you don't mind waiting for its full potential, it's the voice-assistant speaker to get.

Good-looking design will integrate anywhere around the home ; Touch panel controls ; In-depth conversational and search-based results ; Supports up to six users

Less third-party app support than Amazon Echo ; Microphone pick-up limited when music is playing

Google Home has matured a lot since it first launch and continues to, so if you don't mind waiting for it to reach its full potential, then it's the voice-assistant speaker to get. It's good looking, great sounding and, it has the potential to be the...

Dec, 2018

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Google Home review


Update 25/4/17: Google Home can now automatically switch between accounts thanks to voice recognition wizardry...

Looks classy, yet unobtrusive ; You can control your home and music like Tony Stark ; Search and translate functionality is brilliant ; Can now recognise multiple users by voice

Could sound better ; Play Music doesn’t support adding to your library/playlists ; You can’t add appointments, reminders, or send messages

Genius in some ways, and a dunce in others, Home, like the Echo, is on the cusp of true brilliance. We’re just not quite there yet.

Apr, 2017

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Google Home preview


Google's ongoing bid for world dominance is about to reach your flat

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Nick Pino Jon Porter (

Google Home review


Hey Google, your search engine is showing

Customizable base ; Massive song library ; Expanding hardware ecosystem ; Six-month YouTube Red trial in US

Missing Google’s own services ; Phrasing needs to be precise ; Google Cast support needs work

Both wildly intelligent and supremely versatile in the ways in which it can be used, Google Home is evolving quickly compared to the Amazon Echo but it still has to make a few changes to catch up – starting, perhaps, with better integration with...

Nov, 2018

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Google Home review UK: The Amazon Echo rival has all the answers


Google Home is fighting hard for a place in your home, but what does Google's butler do better than Amazon's Echo?

Cheaper than Echo ; Wide IoT support ; Easy to use

Some features unavailable in UK

Google Home has completely sold me on the idea of having a little digital butler in my home. I was initially put off by Echo – its underlying purpose never really resonated with me – but I can now see a future where these digital helpers become a...

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Pete Clark (

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For now, at least, John Lewis looks to have solved the latter problem. Make sure you don’t miss out.

Apr, 2019

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Google Home smart speakers are going cheap: Home Mini, Home Hub and Max included


If you want to make your smart home smarter in 2019, now is the time to strike

The Google Home Hub is a very different beast to the rest of the Google Home family: it has a screen. That may sound unnecessary, but it makes it a great addition to the kitchen. Need a recipe for something? Just ask Google Assistant to pull up a...

Dec, 2018