Google Home is probably one of the top items in any geek’s wish list for Christmas this year. It’s the latest smart device anticipated to ship soon as it’s poised to rival the Amazon Echo. The search giant is actually busy integrating it with other smart home products and services. The Google devs and other third-parties are trying to make sure that more commands can be understood by the smart speaker.
Pair Google Home with a Chromecast and start streaming video content just by saying “Ok Google” and then continue with a specific command. Start streaming videos or music or even games and see that the Google Home is the only smart home device you need right now. Even if you don’t have other smart gadgets aside from your phone, you will appreciate how it’s the best companion for your frequent coach potato days.
After telling Google Home what movie to watch on Netflix, it would be nice to order a pizza from Pizza Hut although this one can be done with Alexa.
It’s the holidays so expect parties and reunions to happen. Such events are the best time to reminisce so take this opportunity to access Google Photos with Google Home. The voice assistant will listen to your requests and stream photos to a Chromecast-enabled display. You may even use voice search to look for a particular person, place, or item on any photo.
For the music lovers, you can take advantage of Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Pandora, or Spotify to play any Christmas playlist. Just say “Ok Google, play Christmas music” and the room will soon be filled with the spirit of Christmas.
If you’re looking for Santa, you can now track him and see if he’s riding on his sleigh or is giving gifts already. You’ll never lose the guy now that you can track all his whereabouts.
If you buy a Google Home before 2016 ends on December 31, you can enjoy YouTube Red for free for the next six months.