Music, podcasts and more from Google Assistant ecosystem are available for streaming or control using voice command or touch control of smart home devices.
Four LEDs light up to indicate Google Assistant activation and Bluetooth pairing mode; Google Assistant responses are much quicker than competing devices.
1. Sony SRS-RA3000
Download music onto your preferred services, get news briefs and weather updates via Google Home, stream TV shows using Google TV Player, control smart home devices with ease and use touch controls or voice-activated control of smart home devices – or both!
The RA3000 delivers room-filling audio that expands vertically and horizontally for an immersive musical “bubble.” Additionally, it features easy-to-use function and volume touch controls on top and can be controlled either via Bluetooth or WiFi Chromecast – giving users plenty of versatility with regards to location-based access.
This model stands out from its peers by being humidity-resistant, making it suitable for kitchens and bathrooms alike. Compatible with any Android phone supporting Google Assistant, its app can be used to control the RA3000, access auxiliary inputs, launch Deezer, Qobuz or Spotify directly and also provides various settings like an equalizer (5 preset modes and customizable mode), Immersive Audio Enhancement technology as well as automatic volume adjustment to keep tracks at an equal volume level.
2. Lenovo Smart Clock
Designed to complement your nightstand decor, the Lenovo Smart Clock looks stylish yet simple. The base boasts a brushed aluminum finish while its soft-touch cloth cover adds comfort in any room, while on top are volume up/down buttons as well as an on/off microphone mute switch for additional security.
Google Home Max White makes the smart home experience seamless. From controlling lights and playing soothing music, to managing compatible TP-Link/Kasa Home devices and Philips Hue bulbs – everything from your smart lights can be turned on or off using this assistant!
However, unlike other Google Home devices with displays, this smart display doesn’t allow you to check in on security cameras or video doorbells, stream videos, follow step-by-step recipe instructions or make calls – for that reason we suggest considering one of our other smart displays with Google Assistant instead.
3. Google Nest Mini
Google Nest Mini is an excellent device to set an alarm, play music and adjust room temperatures with. The second-generation model boasts a sleek profile and user-friendly virtual assistant features.
It also features a hardware mute button to ensure you feel secure that the speaker isn’t constantly listening, providing comfort each time you turn it on. Furthermore, there are routines you can set with just one command such as saying, “Hey Google, good night” to set your phone to silent mode, dim the lights, and play relaxing sounds.
This device is compatible with Chromecast-enabled TVs and connects to most major streaming services and smart home devices. It offers voice recognition technology to answer a range of queries; plus you can even use it to make appointments, set reminders and timers and control certain connected devices.
4. Google Home Max
Google Home Max is one of the most powerful smart speakers, boasting dual 4.5-inch woofers that fill any room with music. Additionally, its integrated Google Assistant recognizes your voice and delivers tailored responses such as “Hey Google, what is traffic like on my way to work?”
The speaker features touch-sensitive controls for volume, playback, and pausing – perfect for controlling compatible smart home devices with voice controls; plus it doubles as a wireless sound bar when used with TV’s analog audio input via 3.5mm adapter cable!
The Google Home Max is larger than both its puck-like predecessor and hockey stick-shaped Mini versions, weighing in at 11.6 pounds with an enclosure measuring 13.2″x 7.4″x 6″, measuring 13.2″ x 7.4″ x 6″, capable of handling stereo sound via Wi-Fi connections; additionally it has both an analog 3.5mm line-in port and USB-C power cable located on its backside for convenient operation.