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The extra-compact Google Home Mini sports a durable fabric top and non-skid silicone base (pictured in chalk).
Here's a space-friendly, cost-effective way to get voice control into any, and every, room of your house. The Google Home Mini speaker gives you hands-free access to the Google Assistant in a super-compact design. This palm-sized speaker weighs less than half a pound and still offers much of what we love about the original Google Home.
Just say, "Okay Google," or "Hey Google," and the Google Home Mini's built-in far-field mic is ready for your next question or command. Set an alarm, play a podcast, or even make a call to someone in your phone contacts — the number of tasks grow every day.
The Google Home Mini also makes it easy to stay in the know. Weather, traffic, stock information, sports scores — Google's vast wealth of knowledge is one question or command away. Simply talk to your Google Home Mini in a conversation-level voice and it will delight you with news, facts, and even a bit of humor.
Pro tip: For a laugh, ask "Hey Google, what is the meaning of life?"
Of all the cool stuff you can do with the Google Assistant, I get the biggest kick out of playing music. Imagine a DJ that will actually take your requests! The Google Home Mini can stream from several top music services. I set Spotify® as my default music service, so I can request by song, artist, or album.
If you get more than one Google Home Mini, you can group them together and play music in other rooms throughout the house. It will even give you voice control over powerful audio gear with Chromecast built-in — like A/V receivers, sound bars and powered speakers.
I use the Polk Mag Mini sound bar for my main TV setup. So if I say, "OK Google, play the Black Crowes in the den," then "She Talks to Angels" will pump through the room.
I've been burned by the promise of "easy setup" so often, that I always hesitate to write the phrase. The last time was my daughter's "easy-to-assemble" swing set that took me seven fuming and frustrating hours to complete. Setting up Google Home took me less than seven minutes.
Download the free Google Home app to your smartphone (not included) for easy setup.
First you plug in the Google Home Mini, then download the free Google Home app on your Android™ or Apple® device. The app will walk you through setup and get the speaker on your home Wi-Fi® network. From there, you can lose the phone if you want and control this compact speaker by voice.
The Google Home Mini can recognize up to six different voices. Each person in the household can sync up their calendar, music services, and phone contacts to their voice. So when I say "Hey Google, call work," I'll get Crutchfield. When my wife says the same phrase, she gets the medical spa.
I synced up my Logitech Harmony Elite to the Google Home app. So whenever my kids hide or lose the remote, I don't have to tear up the house looking for it. I can just say "Hey Google, tell Harmony to turn on ESPN," and watch SportsCenter.
The Google Home Mini is also compatible with Roon, a subscription digital music player you download to your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It gives you multi-room audio playback for all your Chromecast-compatible devices and more. Roon accesses your digital music collection from your iTunes library or NAS drive. It also works with your TIDAL subscription. Roon lets you do deep dives into your music, showing artist bios, photos, reviews, and lyrics. Roon can also suggest other artists and songs based on your selections, making it easy to discover new music you'll enjoy.
Much smarter than Siri or Alexa.
George, Omaha, NE
Average Customer Review(s):
Much smarter than Siri or Alexa.
Google assistant gets the 5 stars, the sound barely gets 3 stars. You get what you pay for with the mini.
Pros: Google assistant
Cons: Sound works fine, but similar to the iphone8 or Samsung s9 phone.
Easy to setup and sync with wifi and devices via the Google Home app. First time user of a home "pod" device and I will be adding more to our family network. Easy to sync with Spotify.
excellent service and price
Already have a Google Home in my living room and wanted to add a mini to my bedroom so I could control my lights, coffee maker, etc, from two places. The sound quality is really very good for such a small item. I can listen to podcasts in total comfort before I go to sleep and can wake up to a nice sounding alarm or music in the morning. Super simple to set up and it worked seamlessly with my Google Home. I highly recommend this product and it makes a great gift too.
Pros: Easy to set up, fun to use and the size is perfect for a small room.
Cons: None that I can think of.
For the Size, its sounds neat - better than Echo dot. Good for office room or cubicle size speaker and a bench side assistant - it even have Bass and Treble Equalizer, and like its big brother - has more clearer Vocals (compared again to Echo dot).
Pros: Sounds better than Echo Dot
Cons: No Audio Output jack and No Bluetooth transmission, only to Chromecast Audio.
This product has very good sound quality. You can use it with the Nest thermostat, the Ring doorbell, the harmony TV remote, play music throughout the whole house, use it to broadcast messages throughout the house like an intercom, set a timer, add events to your calendar, and so much more. It constantly learns. We now have 4 and have been very pleased.
Pros: Sound and so many valuable uses, doesn't take up a lot of space in the room, easy to set up
Definitely a nice alternative to the standard sized and priced Home. Sound quality is a touch better than the Amazon Echo Dot equivalent although I would not use either for music. This unit's price enables me to put more smart-home voice control points in different rooms which previously wasn't feasible.
Pros: Low price = more voice controlled areas Small footprint Value
Cons: No external audio jack Sound quality Missing bluetooth
Easy entry into handsfreee google assistant in multiple rooms. Easy to set up, link with google music, spotify, etc. Good value for the price. Clear sound and listens well. No audio output jack for better sound with external speakers - requires chromecast for external sound.
Pros: Easy to set up, link with google music, spotify, etc. Good value for the price. Clear sound and listens well
Cons: No audio output jack for better sound with external speakers - requires chromecast for external sound
Great Integration with other smart products like Hue and Nest. The speaker is great for the bathroom, and an office. I gave 4 stars as it will not connect Bluetooth with other speakers. I knew this going in, but seems silly in this era. It does chrome cast, but that requires more equipment.
Pros: Easy set up. Great integration.
Cons: No Bluetooth
I have both a DOT and now a Google Mini. I say the Google Mini is the winner hands down. Better sound definitely and Google Assistant much better than Alexa.
They are easy to install and works Very well.. I love having it "Find my phone"
Great Gift for family....
Google Home Mini: Google Home Mini is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions or tell it to do things. It's your own personal Google assistance that is always ready to help. Thanks to Google's rich history in search, Google Home is ready for your questions. Get real-time answers including the latest on weather, traffic, finance, sports, local businesses and more.
Wireless Network Connection: The Google Home Mini 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) Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n/ac) for high-performance streaming. WPA2-Enterprise is not supported.
Google Home App: Use the Google Home App for Apple iOS 9.1+ and Android OS 4.4+ to connect the Google Home Mini Speaker 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.
Multi-User Accounts: Google Home Mini has added the ability for up to six people to connect their Google account to one Google Home Mini. So now 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.
Chromecast Compatible: Using only your voice, you can initiate and control audio to any powered speaker, receiver, or TV with Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, or Chromecast built-in. You'll have access to Play, Pause, Skip, & Volume control of each compatible speaker.
Multi-Room Audio: Multiple Google Home Mini devices can be grouped together to enjoy the same song in every room. Group any combination of Google Home Mini, 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.
Note: Multi-room sync with video devices isn't currently supported.
Mobile App Audio Streaming: Stream audio from your smartphone to Google Home Mini from 100+ Chromecast-enabled audio apps or through phone mirroring.
- 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 Mini and linked devices.
Streaming To Your TV: You can even use Google Home Mini to control your TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in. You can initiate and control YouTube 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.
Hands-Free Calling: Google Home Mini 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. Google does not record any of the phone conversation. Answering incoming calls and calls to emergency services are not supported.
Smart Home Automation: Google Home Mini lets you control devices around your home from compatible smart home automation partners.
Manage Tasks & Plan Your Day: Start your day the right way with Google Home Mini. Wake up and hear the information you need without going online or opening your calendar. Also, set alarms and timers for things you need to do.
Get Answers: Google Home Mini can help you find answers for many of your daily questions - including calculator, translations, unit conversions, nutrition, dictionary, and more.
Games: Lighten up your day or test your trivia smarts with jokes, trivia, games, and other fun on Google Home Mini.
Touch & Remote Control: The top touch surface gives you Play/Pause and Volume Up/Down control. There is also a Mic switch on the side to turn the microphones On or Off. You can also use your Android or Apple iOS device as a remote to operate Playback and Volume.
Guest Mode: Guest mode makes it easier for your friends to cast their favorite media to your Google Home Mini from an Android or Apple iOS device without connecting to your Wi-Fi 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 Mini.
AC Power Adapter: The Google Home Mini voice-activated speaker comes with an external AC power adapter which needs to be plugged into an AC wall outlet or surge protector.
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own several wanted more [ Vincent Jul 07, 2018 ]
It was free. [ CRAIG H Jun 14, 2018 ]
it was free [ Nikhil May 25, 2018 ]
It was free with the purchase of a nest thermostat [ Jeffrey May 24, 2018 ]
Being that I already have some in my other bedrooms and they have worked out great. [ Jose May 08, 2018 ]
I have been using the mini and it has worked well. [ Joseph Feb 13, 2018 ]
because google home is the best AI system out there [ David Jul 04, 2018 ]
It was free [ Charles Jul 08, 2018 ]
complimentary with order [ jeffrey Jul 08, 2018 ]
it came for free? [ Michael Jun 27, 2018 ]
It was included free. [ Kris Jun 09, 2018 ]
blends well with the darker furniture it will sit on; functional but discrete [ Carl Feb 15, 2018 ]
Indicator lights can be seen clearly with its darker color cover [ R Dec 31, 2017 ]
Got one as a gift and really like it. Order one more for other room. [ XAY Dec 29, 2017 ]
wanted to have more than one Google so I can have multiple users [ Josh Dec 28, 2017 ]
It was free [ Brian Dec 28, 2017 ]
like it [ Holly Dec 22, 2017 ]
Perfect christmas gifts [ Richard Dec 14, 2017 ]
I chose the Google Home Mini because of Google's superior position in instant information retrieval. [ Dirk Dec 14, 2017 ]
It came free with another purchase. [ Pankeer Dec 11, 2017 ]
The Google Home Mini came free with the Nest Protect that I ordered, during a promotion. [ TIMOTHY Dec 11, 2017 ]
It was a free add on to my Nest Smoke detector. [ Derrick Dec 07, 2017 ]
I keep hearing good things about this item. [ Indalecsio Dec 06, 2017 ]
The calling feature allows outgoing calls to most phone numbers in the United States and Canada, but does not support calls to 911 or premium rate numbers. Subscription(s) may be required, and additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.Enter an answer to this question. [ JOHN Dec 17, 2017 ]
No. Calls to emergency services are not supported. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the speaker's main webpage. [ Ryan Dec 13, 2017 ] Staff