With a Google Home smart speaker, you can ask for the latest news, listen to your favourite music and even play games. You can also connect all kinds of smart gadgets like lightbulbs, plugs and thermostats to control them with a simple command. We’ll help you make the most of your Google Home and show what kind of awesome tech you can use with it.
Google’s Chromecast dongles are the perfect bridge between your phone and TV or HiFi system. The regular or Ultra models connect to a HDMI port in your TV, while the Chromecast Audio plugs in to your music player with an AUX cable.
With a simple voice command, you can cast family photos, watch the latest series on the big screen or listen to your favourite music in incredible quality. You can also ask Google Home to pause and turn the volume up or down – perfect for a popcorn break or if you've lost the remote.
There's loads of smart home gadgets that connect to your Google Home, letting you control them with a simple command. You can switch the lights on, change the temperature and silence a connected smoke alarm in a split second - it's really easy.
You can even get a smart plug, so you can use your voice to turn any device on or off. Perfect if you forgot to switch the straighteners off, need a quick brew or want to turn the bedroom TV off when you're…about to…fall…aslee...zzzz.
Google Home can even combine two of your smart gadgets to work together. For example, you can send a live feed from your smart security camera to your smart TV if you want to check out what's going on outside. Or, you can ask your smart light bulbs to flash when the timer on your phone is done - a colourful reminder that dinner is ready and waiting. There are plenty of gadgets that can interact with each other, all you have to do is ask Google Home to find out!