Google Home Hub: The Google Home Hub is a voice-activated
smart speaker that is
powered by Google's digital assistant and features a built-in 7" touchscreen
display and front-camera. Ask it questions or tell it to do things and the
Google Home Hub will answer and display your requests. It's
your own personal Google assistance that is always ready to help. Thanks to Google's rich history in search,
the Google Home Hub is ready for your questions. Get real-time answers including the latest on
weather, traffic, finance, sports, local businesses and more.
- Built-in Microphones & Speaker: Two far-field
microphones and industry-leading natural language processing ensure Google
Home Hub hears you reliably. Say your commands and ask your questions
form across the room and the Google Home Hub will respond. There is a manual
switch to turn off the microphone for a higher level of privacy and
security; the unit will not react to any voice keywords unless you turn the
microphone back on. A built-in full-range speaker provides audible responses
and playback to your voice
commands, requests and questions.
- Touchscreen Display & Front Camera: The integrated 7" touchscreen
display lets you see more of the information and content you want and need.
Watch the news and see weather reports, enjoy YouTube and other online video
content, as well as look at your Google Photos on the 7" touchscreen
display. You also get to enjoy song/artist information and album art while
playing music. The touchscreen display has an auto brightness feature or you
can manually adjust the brightness level. The touchscreen interface works
like your smartphone or tablet with simple finger swipes and taps. The
built-in front-facing camera lets you enjoy live video chats with friends &
family that use the
Google Duo App (for Apple iOS & Android). There is a manual switch to
turn off the camera for a higher level of privacy and security.
Note: Up to six
people can connect their Google account to one Google Home Hub. So when you ask
the Google Assistant for help, it can distinguish your voice from your spouse or
kids, and you'll be able to hear your own personal playlists, your own commute
time, your own schedule and more.
Wireless Network Connection: The Google Home Hub is equipped
with built-in WiFi for a wireless connection to your home's wireless router and
network. It uses dual band (2.4GHz/5Ghz) WiFi (802.11b/g/n/ac) for
high-performance streaming. WPA2-Enterprise is not supported and there is no
hardwired Ethernet network connection.
- Google Home App: Use the Google Home App (for
Apple iOS 10.0+ and
5.0+) to connect the Google Home Hub to your home's wireless
WiFi network from your Apple iOS or Android device. You also get to configure
compatible apps within the Google Home App, plus adjust various settings.
- Guest Mode: Guest mode makes it easier for your friends to cast their
favorite media to your Google Home Hub from an Android or Apple iOS device without
connecting to your WiFi network. As the host, you can keep your password
private. Guests can cast from their Android or Apple iOS device as long as they
are in the same room as the Google Home Hub.
Hands-Free Calling with Video Chat: The Google Home Hub
supports hands-free calling, so you can call friends, family, and businesses
using just your voice. Call your own personal contacts or millions of businesses
thanks to Google's extensive business listings. You can also call a number by
speaking it aloud. And thanks to the Google Home Hub's built-in 7" touchscreen
display you can even video chat with
Duo App users. Google does not record any of the phone conversation.
Answering incoming calls and calls to emergency services are not supported.
Home Entertainment: Stream audio from 100+ Chromecast-enabled
apps (including music, radio, podcasts, news, weather & sports). You can also
playback music libraries stored on your computer using the Chrome web browser or
your Android OS device. You can even setup up a multiroom audio system with
multiple Chromecast enabled devices. In addition, your voice can be used to
control any Chromecast enabled speaker, receiver, or TV on your network.
- Music, Radio, & Podcasts: Play music from popular music services by artist,
song, genre, album playlist, mood, or activity. You can also listen to your
favorite internet radio station. Compatible music and internet radio apps
include Tidal, Spotify,
Radio (subscriptions and fees will apply). You can also listen to your
favorite podcasts and shows from anywhere in your home, using only your
voice. Currently, you can't request podcasts from partner podcast players,
like Spotify, Google Play Music, and TuneIn. By playing music from a
Chrome browser tab, you
can even mirror what's playing on your computer screen onto the Google Home Hub. In
addition, you can stream your favorite music, playlists, podcasts,
and more that are stored on your Android (OS 5.0+) device to the Google Home Hub
This is also known as "mirroring". You cannot stream stored content
on an Apple iOS device.
- Multiroom Audio: Multiple Google Home devices can be
grouped together to enjoy the same song in every room. Group any combination
of Google Home, Chromecast Audio
or Speaker with Chromecast built-in together for synchronous music throughout
your home. Your favorite music and audio from Chromecast-enabled apps are
instantly available to stream. Multi-room sync with video devices isn't
- Speaker, Receiver, & TV Control: Using only your voice, you can initiate and control audio to
any powered speaker, receiver, or TV with
Chromecast Audio, or
You'll have access to Play, Pause, Skip, & Volume control of each compatible
speaker. You can even use the Google Home Hub to control your TV
with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in. You can initiate and control
videos, as well as select TV shows and movies from
Netflix with simply using
your voice. In addition, you can enjoy a slideshow of your personal photos from
your Google Photos library.
- News, Weather & Sports: Get the latest news and weather from
sources you trust. With the Google Home Hub, you can listen to top headlines, get
the latest on a certain category of news (like world, weather, business,
tech, etc.), or ask about a specific news item. With the Google Home Hub, you can
even stay up-to-date on your favorite sports, teams, and games using your
- Some music providers, like Spotify and YouTube Music, require a
subscription to play music from its Chromecast-enabled app. Also, you must cast
from the YouTube Music app, not the YouTube app.
- You can block explicit music and video content from
YouTube, Google Play Music, and other music/radio services from playing on
Google Home Hub and linked devices.
Smart Home Automation: You'll be able to control smart
devices around your home via voice or app commands. Google Home compatible smart
home automation partners include Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Belkin Wemo,
Nest, Honeywell, and more. You can even create your own voice commands for the
Google Assistant on your Apple iOS or Android device using
IFTTT (If This, Then That).
- Doorbells & Cameras: Use the unit's built-in 7"
touchscreen display to show you who is on camera or at the door when
connected to smart home cameras and doorbell systems (including
- Light Control: With
Philips Hue or lights connected to
Samsung SmartThings, you can use your voice to control the lights around
your house without touching a switch (Philips Hue Scenes are not supported).
- Smart Plugs & Switch Control: You can also use your
voice to control Belkin Wemo plugs or switches and plugs or
switches connected to SmartThings using just your voice and the Google
- Thermostat Control: You can use your voice with the
Google Assistant to control the temperature in your home, switch between
heating and cooling modes, and more (compatible thermostats include the
Nest Thermostat, the
thermostat, or select thermostats connected to
Manage Tasks & Plan Your Day: Start your day the right
way with the Google Home Hub. Wake up to hear and view the information you need without going
online or opening your calendar. Also, set alarms and timers for things you need
- Calendar & Event Information: Use the Google Home Hub
Google Calendar to get information about an event or get your schedule
for the day from Google Calendar - using only your voice. Currently, you
will only hear and see events from the main calendar associated with the
Google Account used to set up Google Home. You can't add events to your
Google Calendar using your voice. You can even use Google Assistant and
Gmail to get status updates on your upcoming flights.
- Traffic, Commute, & Flight Information: With the Google
Home Hub, you can always get to work on time by hearing and seeing
information about your commute, traffic conditions, and your estimated time
of arrival. You can even call a car to come pick you up with
- Weather Forecast Information: With the Google Home Hub,
you can listen to and see the current weather and upcoming forecast for your
location using only your voice.
- Local Business & Shopping Info: With Google Assistant,
you can search for local places and ask for important information, like
hours of operation or addresses. Order everyday essentials & add items to
your shopping list with your Google Assistant on the Google Home Hub.
- Alarms & Timers: Set, check, cancel, stop, and snooze
multiple recurring alarms. Never run late or miss a flight or meeting. You
can set and manage alarms with just your voice. Set and manage a timer for
cooking, game time, laundry and to track other activities using the timer on
the Google Home Hub. It's great for the kitchen, but can be used in the
living room, bedroom, and more. Set, pause, check, resume, and cancel
Answers & Games: The Google Home Hub's built-in Google
Assistant helps you find answers for many of your daily questions through the
Google search engine - including calculations, translations, unit conversions,
nutrition, dictionary, finances, facts, and more. You can even lighten up your day or test your trivia smarts with jokes,
trivia, games, and other fun on the Google Home Hub.
Built-In Bluetooth: The Google Home Hub offers built-in
Bluetooth and acts as a receiver or transmitter. Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile (A2DP) support provides audio streaming from your Bluetooth source
device to the Google Home Hub, or from the Google Home Hub to a
Bluetooth-enabled speaker or headphone.
AC Power Adapter: The Google Home Hub voice-activated speaker comes with an external AC
power adapter which needs to be plugged into an AC wall outlet or
surge protector (sold separately).