Google Home Review
Google Home is a smart mobile hub the lets you obtain control over the entire smart home ecosystem right from your smartphone and tablet. It’s a convenient way to provide control over your house to the entire household. The app is compatible with Google Nest, Home, Chromecast, and thousands of third-party Google-compatible gadgets. It’s a convenient controller for everything from lightbulbs to door locks and media.
Design – 9/10
The latest version of this app offers a simple yet functional design with a high accessibility rate. The home screen is powered by a smart algorithm that changes the layout of icons depending on your average activities and the number of connected devices. All the devices are split by categories and rooms, letting you switch over to what you need at the moment in a couple of taps.
The entire app is designed with compliance with Google’s material design. It’s available in bright and dark modes, so it won’t fall out of the overall theme of your device, independently from the operating system.
Key Functions – 10/10
The main purpose of this app is to let you interconnect all your smart home devices and control all the features from a single homescreen. Connecting a new device takes mere seconds. As a result, you will be able to adjust each room of the house to match your mood, automate particular actions, and receive notifications from selected items and over priority events, such as calls.
The app lets you control your home network, see its status, and check the number of connected devices. You can select each device in a single tap and set the needed strength or parameter using convenient scales and mode switchers.
Usability – 8/10
It’s impossible to deny that Google Home has the largest list of compatible smart home devices on the market. There’s no other service that can beat the army of Google-compatible gadgets. It lets you control the entire home with a glance. You can stuff your house with speakers, smart lights, thermostats, cameras, and other items and enjoy simple controls over each of them. Notifications and automation will help you to do things faster. The only minus of the app is the likelihood of disconnection from particular devices.
Cross-Platform Use – 10/10
You can install Google Home on all iOS and Android devices, including smartphones and tablets. The latest version of the app is supported by Android 5.0 (and higher) and iOS 10.0 (and higher). Firmware updates of connected devices are installed automatically.
- Supports thousands of devices
- Simple controls for each item
- Fast navigation
- Day and night modes enabled
- Automation of routines
- Devices may disconnect sometimes
- Some updates kill popular features for weeks
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