Original Google Home Wi-Fi Smart Speaker Picture Gallery

We’ve snapped many pictures of the first, the original, Google Home  smart speaker, its accessories, and the original packaging, for the various posts we’re writing about this Wi-Fi virtual assistant speaker.  We’ve put these photos together here in one post for quick and easy viewing and perusing.  Often times, all it takes is viewing some … Continue reading Original Google Home Wi-Fi Smart Speaker Picture Gallery



How to Change WiFi Network on Google Home Max Smart Speaker

While we have not yet received our Google Home Max voice activated speaker, we suspect that the procedure for changing / updating the Wi-Fi network to which it connects, is very similar to how it’s done on the other Google Home smart speakers, such as the Home and the Mini.  So, here, we’ll rewrite the … Continue reading How to Change WiFi Network on Google Home Max Smart Speaker



How to Change WiFi Network on Google Home Mini Smart Speaker

You may experience Wi-Fi connection errors when booting your Google Home Mini smart speaker. Or, you may notice that your speaker device is not listed in the Google Home app. Both problems occur when the speaker is no longer linked to your Wi-Fi network, unless it is online (i.e. connected successfully to your network with … Continue reading How to Change WiFi Network on Google Home Mini Smart Speaker



Does Original Google Home Smart Speaker Have Bluetooth Yet? Yes, it Does

The Google Home smart speaker now offers the ability to act as a Bluetooth speaker.  You can connect your iPad, iPod, or other Bluetooth audio source  to the Google Home speaker, and then play music on your device, and have it come out of the Google speaker. However, there still appears to be no way … Continue reading Does Original Google Home Smart Speaker Have Bluetooth Yet? Yes, it Does



Google Home Smart Speaker Vs. Alexa Smart Speaker Features

The age of intelligent speakers coupled with virtual assistants has arrived, and the competition is hot currently, for who can create the most useful features and benefits as quickly as possible.  As a result, the Google Home and Amazon Alexa virtual assistants, utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning systems, grow smarter and smarter with each … Continue reading Google Home Smart Speaker Vs. Alexa Smart Speaker Features



Pandora Setup on Original Google Home Smart Speaker Instructions

If you’re a Pandora streaming service subscription holder, you can now listen to your playlists and request songs from the Pandora internet radio station library to play on your Google Home smart speaker.  With a few uncomplicated setup steps, you’ll gain full access via voice commands to your Pandora content through your speaker.  And, if you’re new … Continue reading Pandora Setup on Original Google Home Smart Speaker Instructions



Original Google Home Smart Speaker Review

Launched in November of 2016, the Google Home Smart Speaker is a Wi-Fi enabled intelligent speaker, that acts as the front end for Google’s virtual assistant service.  The Home can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers back to and perform tasks for you. It’s also an internet radio that can play hundreds of internet radio stations from TuneIn, … Continue reading Original Google Home Smart Speaker Review



Pairing Google Home Speakers as Bluetooth Speaker, NOT YET!

Update: 2017-11-29: The original Google Home smart speaker now supports Bluetooth.  So, as of the summer of 2017, you can now use the Google Home speaker as a Bluetooth speaker as well.   The Google Home smart speaker does not yet offer the ability to act as a Bluetooth speaker.  In other words, you can’t … Continue reading Pairing Google Home Speakers as Bluetooth Speaker, NOT YET!



Original Google Home Smart Speaker Assistant Setup Instructions, Tips, Procedures, Help

This post details what you’ll need and how to set up a Google Home smart speaker assistant device with Google’s voice assistant service. What You’ll Need Before Starting A Wi-Fi internet connection.  None of the Google Home devices manufactured thus far has an Ethernet RJ45 port.  So, your only choice is to connect them to the Google Assistant service via your internet-connected wireless network.  Note that the … Continue reading Original Google Home Smart Speaker Assistant Setup Instructions, Tips, Procedures, Help



Connecting Original Google Home Smart Speaker to Honeywell Smart Thermostats

We bought a Google Home smart speaker with the Google virtual assistant, and were pleased to learn today, that Google Home now supports connecting our Honeywell  Total Connect Comfort (TCC)  thermostat.  We checked under the smart home devices option in the Google Home App.  Honeywell is now listed there,  and it found our home thermostat we scanned for smart devices on our home network.  No … Continue reading Connecting Original Google Home Smart Speaker to Honeywell Smart Thermostats