Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update

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 … Continue reading Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update





How to Set Default Music Provider on Google Home, 2019

The default music service on Google Home is the provider that the Google Assistant consults first when you ask her to play a song.  To get content from the default service, you don’t have to say its name.  You can just say, “Okay Google, play Funky Town.”  But if you want to play this from … Continue reading How to Set Default Music Provider on Google Home, 2019





Google Home Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions, 2017

All current Google Home smart speakers may now be used as Bluetooth speakers, thanks to firmware and Google Home app updates in 2017. Here, we demonstrate how to connect your tablet or phone to a Google Home smart speaker via Bluetooth, and transmit audio to that speaker for room-filling, astonishingly awesome sounding playback given how … Continue reading Google Home Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Instructions, 2017





How to Control Google Home Mini Volume

There are many ways for how to control Google Home Mini volume.  These depend on the app(s) you’re playing from mostly.  But the Mini itself has two touch pads for controlling volume on its edges as well. Plus, you may control the volume with the Google Home app.  Finally, the Mini also controls loudness through … Continue reading How to Control Google Home Mini Volume





How to Play Music from PC on Google Home, 2018

This post covers how to play music from PC on Google Home speakers.  Why would you want to do this?  Well, maybe you have some local audio files in your music library, stored on your Windows computer.  And, you’d like to cast them to your Google Home enabled speakers.  These include the Google Home, Google … Continue reading How to Play Music from PC on Google Home, 2018





Pair Google Home as Bluetooth Speaker, How To

The original Google Home smart speaker, pictured above, now functions as a Bluetooth speaker due to firmware and Google Home app updates in 2017.  In this post, we show how to pair your tablet or phone to Google Home via Bluetooth. Then, you can send audio to Google Home for room-filling, awesome sounding playback. Intro … Continue reading Pair Google Home as Bluetooth Speaker, How To





Google Home Spotify Commands List, How to Play

Through the Google Home speaker, you can control your music listening on Spotify with voice commands!  Ask Google Home to play a song, and album, or a public playlist or one of your own private playlists.  Google home works quite well with Spotify, giving you access to all your specific Spotify account content, just by … Continue reading Google Home Spotify Commands List, How to Play





Google Home Vs Alexa Smart Speaker Features

The age of smart speaker virtual assistants is here. Indeed, the competition is hot currently. Vendors want to create the most useful features as fast as they.  As a result, the Google Home and Amazon Alexa speakers, with their machine learning, grow smarter all the time.  The cloud hardware for them is growing faster too. … Continue reading Google Home Vs Alexa Smart Speaker Features





How to Turn Down Google Home Mini Volume

There are many ways for how to turn down Google Home Mini volume. These depend on the app(s) you’re streaming from mainly. But the speaker itself has two touch pads as well, for volume control on its left and right edges. Plus, you can set volume with the native Google Home app. Finally, the Mini … Continue reading How to Turn Down Google Home Mini Volume





Lower Volume on Google Home Mini, How To

There are many ways for how to lower volume on Google Home Mini. These depend on the app(s) you’re playing audio from mainly. But the Mini itself has two touch pads also, for volume control on its left and right edges. Plus, you can set volume within the Google Home app. Finally, the Google Mini … Continue reading Lower Volume on Google Home Mini, How To