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Google Home

Google Home
alaScore 93

986 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 986 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 (

Google Home


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

The Amazon Echo and Alexa maintain their crown for now, but the Google Home and Assistant still make a powerful combination.

Mar, 2018

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 : Elyse Betters (

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


If you don't mind waiting for it to mature then Google Home is the speaker to get. But if you must have one now - like, this very second - then go

Good-looking design will integrate anywhere around the home ; Touchpanel controls ; Future potential is great ; In-depth conversational and search-based results ; Supports up to six users

Less third-party app support than Amazon Echo ; Assistant doesn't sound as good as Amazon Alexa ; Microphone pick-up limited when music is playing

Does two decades of search experience give Home the upper hand over Amazon Echo? In terms of search results, yes. But is it the better product? Not always. Home might be better looking, but it's not as well-rounded... yet.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (

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...

Oct, 2018

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Google Home review UK: Google's smart speaker is now bilingual


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...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Gebhart (

Google Home is better than ever, but you probably shouldn't buy it


It's a well balanced smart speaker with tons of features. But if you have a specific need, there's likely a better smart speaker for you.

The Google Home accurately answers almost any question you can think to ask it. It's loaded with cool features that allow it to make calls, control your smart home, help out in the kitchen and more. It even sounds pretty good when playing music and can...

Google's marquee smart speaker still can't do a couple of basic tasks such as take notes. Its sound quality won't be good enough if you're an audiophile. Google Home has caught up, but still doesn't work with as many smart home gadgets as the Amazon Echo.

Google Home is a great smart speaker with a ton of capabilities, but you have so many smart speaker options at this point that I'm less inclined to recommend this well balanced middle child.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Todd (

Google Home Review: In Depth (UK model)


Google has finally made Google Home available in the UK. Five months after its original U.S debut, but how does it fare in its new British incarnation?

Great microphone performance ; Customisable design ; Expansive skill set ; Effortless setup ; Unobtrusive

Voice commands can get confusing

At £129, Google Home is a more personalisable connected speaker than those from its leading rivals; Swapping out the ability to buy stuff online using your voice for a better understanding of general queries out the box..

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications


Colour of product:White
Housing material:Fabric


Cable Length:1.8


Audio output channels:1.0
Driver diameter:5.08
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf

Other features

Audio formats supported:FLAC, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, LPCM, MP3, Vorbis, WAV
Compatible operating systems:Android 4.1 and higher\niOS 8.0 and higher
Frequency band:2.4 - 5
Hands-free mode:Y
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick installation guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi


Power source type:DC

Technical Details

Cable Length:1.8

Weight & Dimensions

Height :142.8