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Total Home Control with a Single Device

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You’ve heard of Amazon’s Echo, now you have Google Home. With Google Home, you have the power to do everything that you would do with your Android phone, without having to use your phone! In Google Home: The Ultimate Google Home Guide to Quickstart Your Google Home Experience you will get a breakdown of how to use Google Home.In this Google Home book, you will learn:

How to set up you Google Home

All the features Google Home has to offer

How to listen to Podcasts, Shows, and other audio

How to use multi-room playback

How to control your house with Google Home

And much more

Google Home isn’t just a Wi-Fi speaker. You can control your calendar, listen to music, share documents, as well as many other things. If you’re thinking about buying a Google Home, oralready have, this book will help.

The main benefit of a Google-powered smart home is controlling your gadgets with voice commands. Google Assistant is built into most Android phones, and you can download it as an app on iPhones ($900 at Amazon). However, a smart speaker or a smart display lets your whole family control the home without needing access to your phone. 

The Nest Hub is our top pick for a great place to start. It responds to voice commands and has a touchscreen you can use to control your devices with a tap. Swipe down on the touchscreen for a control panel that shows you an organized overview of everything you have set up. That panel can also serve as a reference point for your family members that need help remembering what smart gadgets are set up and what they're called. 

The Google Home Mini is a good alternative and the lowest cost entry point. It has Google Assistant built-in and responds to all of the same voice commands as the Nest Hub. It doesn't have a touchscreen, but it sounds pretty good for its size. Check out our list of the best Google Assistant devices to sort through the rest. 

With a smart speaker or a smart display, your entire family can control your smart home without needing to fuss with your personal smartphone or a bunch of different apps. If you're concerned about privacy, here's what you need to know about what Google listens to and what it does with your info. 

You can train Google Assistant to recognize the voices of your family and customize responses accordingly.

Each family member will need to set up a Google account, or sync their existing account with the Google Home app. At the end of the process, they can train Google by saying the wake words a few times each. You should do the same. Then, when you ask about your calendar or traffic on your way to work, the answer will be specific to you. 

Anyone can still control your Google Home Mini or Nest Hub without doing this -- so don't worry if someone doesn't want to sync their account -- but I enjoy the extra personalization and convenience.

Once you have your device, you'll want to put it in the spot where you'll need it the most. Think central gathering places like the kitchen or living room. The Nest Hub is particularly good in the kitchen as it can walk you through recipes step by step. To get the most use out of any smart speaker or display, you'll want it to be within hearing range of your family when they are hanging out at home.

Putting a Mini or a Nest Hub in your bedroom is another strong option, but remember the Assistant on your phone can serve most of the same purposes, and the bedroom is a better spot for giving a command to a personal device.

Once you have your smart speaker or smart display up and running, you're ready to start building a voice-controlled smart home. Start small. Don't buy a whole bunch of gear that you're not sure you'll like or use. Pick one or two things you'd most like to control with your voice, and start there.

Smart lights are a popular choice. If you want your lamp to be connected, you can add a smart bulb, you can plug the lamp into a smart switch or you can replace the in wall switch itself with a Wi-Fi connected version. I'd recommend the C by GE smart bulbs as a good place to start -- you can set them up from the Google Home app and they're very responsive.

Other than C by GE bulbs, for each of your smart home devices, you'll need to do an initial setup process using their respective first-party apps -- so the Philips Hue app for Philips bulbs and the Nest app for the Nest Thermostat. You'll need to create an account for yourself for each, but the Google Assistant will save you the work of doing this for each of your family members.

Once your devices are set up and connected to the internet (the first-party apps will walk you through that process) open the Google Home app. Click on the add button in the main home tab. Click set up device, then the "Works with Google" option. Find the brand of your device either by scrolling through the alphabetical list or clicking the search icon on top, then you'll sync your account for your smart device with your Google account. 

Make sure to name each device something you'll remember. A goofy name like Lampy might be great for a laugh, but the more devices you add, the harder it becomes to remember everything. Instead, brief descriptors like table lamp or corner lamp will work perfectly.

Now, let's say you have more than one table lamp. You can further differentiate your gadgets by separating them into rooms. Google will prompt you to add devices to a room during setup. Once set up, you can tap on the name of the device in the Google Home app then click the gear icon in the upper right corner to add a device to a room or shift it to a new one.

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