Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Launches The Google Home Speaker

With that, Google is set to dominate the assistant space. Asking how much time it'll take to get to work, for example, will throw up information on your commute time via Google Maps.

From left: , Google , Google Home, Google Pixel XL, and Google Dreamview VR are displayed during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco, California October 5, 2016. "The goal is to build a personal Google for each and every user", Google CEO Sundar Pichai commented on Tuesday. Google Home can also find like sports scores, trivia, and read the news.

Additionally, if you have a soundbar or other speaker setup you already like, you can connect it to Google Home via a Chromecast Audio (the speaker doesn't support Bluetooth). The top of Google Home multi-colored LEDs when it's operating and listening to voice activations.

You can also mute the device by tapping a button on the back when you don't want the service to listen to you.

For all intents and purposes, the Google Home is the search giant's take on the Amazon Echo speaker, which not only works as a speaker for music, but also a voice control system for home automation. For starters, you can connect multiple to create a multi-room system, something that's now unavailable on the . Google unveils new products including the Google Phone making a jump into the mobile device market. It's an update to the OnHub routers, though at $129, it's slightly less expensive. "Network Assist automatically places you on the clearest channel and optimal Wi-Fi band for your device".

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Google Home, which was initially teased at another Google event earlier this year, is a smart home hub that aims to do just that. The battle to convince mainstream consumers that they need connected home devices has exploded over the past year or so, thanks to Amazon and Apple, Google's chief competitors in the space.

"Alexa truly is the brain of our home and it would feel like 100 steps backwards to get through a day without her", Wise said.

And with all that access stated above, Google can now craft a more targeted ad campaign. So the company also showcased their new hardware: smartphone and the Google Home speaker and smart home controller.

As of its will be able to control Nest Thermostat, Samsung SmartThings, Philips, and IFTTT devices, and it will be able to stream music from Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora P, Tunein, and iHeart Radio.

You can throw on a song from the phone to the speaker by tapping on the Cast logo, using a supported application and then select the Google Home. More than 45 percent of respondents used the Echo to add an item to a shopping list, but just 10 percent used that feature repeatedly.

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