Google Home Vs. Alexa 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 Vs. Alexa Features



How to Reboot Google Home Speaker

You may wish to reboot your Google Home speaker if it begins behaving erratically, becomes non responsive to questions and commands, emits strange noises and so on.  Always try a speaker restart first, as this often clears up many problems, and avoids the unnecessary action of hard resetting your speaker.   Google Home Speaker Reboot … Continue reading How to Reboot Google Home Speaker



Pandora Setup on Google Home 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 Google Home Speaker Instructions



Spotify Setup on Google Home Speaker Instructions

If you’re a Spotify streaming service subscription holder, you can now listen to your playlists and request songs from the Spotify library to play on your Google Home smart speaker.  However, Google Home will not play Spotify recordings until you link it up with a (free at least) Spotify account.  Indeed, with a few simple … Continue reading Spotify Setup on Google Home Speaker Instructions



Google Home 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 Google Home Speaker Review



Changing Wi-Fi Network on Google Home Smart Speaker

You may experience Wi-Fi connection errors when booting your Google Home speaker.  Or, you may notice that your speaker device does not show as connected 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 internet access).  These situations can occur … Continue reading Changing Wi-Fi Network on Google Home Smart Speaker



Pairing Google Home as Bluetooth Speaker, NOT YET!

The Google Home smart speaker does not yet offer the ability to act as a Bluetooth speaker.  In other words, you can’t connect your iPad to the Google speaker via Bluetooth and then play music on your iPad and have it come out of the Google speaker.  Nor can you pair an external Bluetooth speaker … Continue reading Pairing Google Home as Bluetooth Speaker, NOT YET!