Google Unveils 'Home Hub' to Compete With Echo Show [Video]

Google Unveils 'Home Hub' to Compete With Echo Show [Video]

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Google has unveiled a new Google Home Hub smart speaker which will compete with the Amazon Echo Show. The smart speaker features Google Assistant, Search, YouTube, Google Photos, Calendar, Maps, and more. It doesn't not have a camera and thus does not support video calling.

The first thing you’ll notice about Google Home Hub is its beautiful design. We made this display to fit right into your home, and we hope you’ll consider it not just functional, but part of your decor. The 7” screen is like a floating display, the right size to fit on any surface and big enough to enjoy your photos from across the room. With its soft rounded corners, Google Home Hub fits naturally on any surface. My favorite places are my kitchen counter and nightstand. With four colors to choose from—Chalk, Charcoal, Aqua and Sand—it’s right for just about any room.



Here's a look at the features as announced by Google...

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Jumpstart your morning routine
I think I speak for most parents when I say mornings at home are hectic. From the time we wake up until we’re racing out the door, every minute counts. With Routines, Hub can provide you and your family with useful info about the day ahead. Just say “Hey Google, good morning” for a personalized, visual overview of your family’s activities from Google Calendar, your commute from Google Maps, your latest reminders, the weather forecast, and more. And with Voice Match, up to six people in the home can get their own personalized Routine. And I can also get easy how-to help from YouTube videos: “Hey Google, how do you make cold-brew coffee?”

Google Unveils 'Home Hub' to Compete With Echo Show [Video]

Simplify your connected home
You can control 10,000+ types of smart home devices from 1,000+ popular brands. That means there are more than 200 million devices in the U.S. that are compatible with Google Home Hub, many of them already in your home. With Google Home Hub, everyone in the family can see and control your devices from a single dashboard—no more switching between apps. Just swipe down to reveal your home view: Dim your Phillps Hue lights, adjust the temperature on your Nest thermostat, turn up the volume on the TV with Vizio, lock the front door with August, monitor smart cameras, and see the front door with the Nest Hello video doorbell.

Google Unveils 'Home Hub' to Compete With Echo Show [Video]

Relive the moment with Google Photos
Google Home Hub is also a photo frame, but not your average one: it's easy to set up, automatically refreshes the photos that are displayed and features your best shots. With live albums, a new feature from Google Photos, I can relive recent memories with family and friends even while Google Home Hub is not in use. Google Photos will automatically add new photos of my son and our dog to my album, avoiding duplicates and blurry shots. I can also share our live album with my mom, so when she sets up her Google Home Hub, she’ll see photos of her grandson. Plus, you can say goodbye to endless scrolling on your phone to find photos you’re looking for. Google Home Hub makes it easy: “Hey Google, show my pictures from the Grand Canyon,” and just like that, I'm taken back to my vacation.

Google Unveils 'Home Hub' to Compete With Echo Show [Video]

Get hands-free help in the kitchen
My family spends a lot of time in our kitchen, and Google Home Hub helps us prepare recipes like a top chef. I can use my voice to browse millions of recipes and start cooking, all hands-free. We teamed up with Tasty to bring their fun, family-friendly recipe videos to Google Home Hub. Check out the pineapple upside-down pancakes recipe, it’s delicious!

Google Unveils 'Home Hub' to Compete With Echo Show [Video]

Google Home Hub helps you turn the music up, then wind down
At my house, Fridays are family night, and sometimes that means a dance-off. YouTube Music gets lots of use on those nights. When you buy Hub, you’ll get six months of YouTube Premium on us, so you can enjoy not just YouTube Music, but all of YouTube ad-free. You can also enjoy music from Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and other popular music services (you may need a subscription). Google Home Hub’s full-range speaker means crisp, clear sound every time.

When you’re ready for bed, just say, “Hey Google, good night” to set an alarm, turn off compatible lights and TVs, lock the front door (as long as you have a supported lock) and fall asleep to soothing music. For busy working parents like me, every day is hectic—so these features are truly game-changing when I have my hands full or I’m strapped for time.
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Pricing and Availability:
The Google Home Hub costs $149 and comes in Chalk, Charcoal, Aqua and Sand. It is available for pre-order today and will reach stores on October 22nd.

More details at the link below...

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Google Unveils 'Home Hub' to Compete With Echo Show [Video]

JAYBRO - October 9, 2018 at 9:54pm
SOO WRONG. Funny and True!
Neolm09 - October 9, 2018 at 9:27pm
Indeed Google's home hub blends nicely but the black guy doesn't
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