Google Home is the latest technology with smart speaker integration to release compared to its rivals, the Apple HomePod and Amazon Alexa which also specializes in house technology with AI assistants. These products are the cheapest smart home upgrade anyone can readily buy, without the need for dramatic installations and expensive costs.

Best Google Home Commands to Help You While Lockdown
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Best Google Home Commands to Help You While Lockdown

Smart homes are evolving nowadays, which before mainly rely on a smartphone or remote-controlled systems, but now, these devices control the smartphones or other home appliances. Some of the top technology companies in the world, Google, Apple, and Amazon, are leaders in this area, to provide an alternative and affordable experience that gets the job done. 

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Smart Home Devices: Google, Amazon, and Apple Rivalry

Google Home Hub
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Users can now simply tell Google Assistant "stop" if they want alarms or timers to shut off, even without a "Hey Google" or "OK Google."

Google's Assistant, Amazon's Alexa, and Apple's Siri are AIs that assists in the commands made by the user. Apple specializes in Apple products like Apple TV, Macs, and the iPhone, while Amazon and Google mainly focus on separately sold products that complement their home systems. 

According to CNet, Google Home essentially beats these two home systems in terms of features and technology despite being the underdog compared to both techs from the companies. Amazon Alexa and the Echo is the top-selling compared to the three, while Apple already has an exclusive niche for its devices. 

Google Home's Top 5 Features that Beat Apple and Amazon

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Google Home units and Google phones are on display at the Google booth during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees.

Google Nest and Google Home are one of the most advanced systems present, despite not being that known compared to Apple and Amazon who initially dominated the market with their tech and features. Google has redefined itself and proved that their home assistant is worth trying and using, all focusing on smart home integration. 

Hey Google, Schedule Tasks via Voice Command

Users that are in for a busy day do not need to go to their phones and individually set reminders or alarms for different tasks as Google Home would take care of everything that is linked to its systems. "Heater or Airconditioning? "OK Google, Turn off Airconditioning Systems."

Google Home's Brief Mode

Different chimes correspond to various commands or devices that the Google Nest is linked and controls. Targetting a single system may be hard in a network of smart speakers but the Google Home can do it, with a little tweak that asks users to guise it under a "light" setting. Chimes that confirm the command can easily turn it on or off. 

Music and Multimedia Controls via Google Home App

Going to another room? Bring your gadget and control different speakers to come with you to the living room, along with the music or movie that plays on your smartphone. The Google Home app is one of the most intuitive compared to Amazon and Apple.

Google Home Mini
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Google Assistant can now read stories via the "Tell Me a Story" feature from a phone or tablet.

"Stop" Function for Google Home's Alarm

No more shouting or saying long phrases to stop the annoying alarm (which sometimes rattles you up). Just say "Stop" and Google will do the rest. 

Workday and Family Bell Schedule for an Entire Day

The Google Home app provides different reminders and set of functions for different settings. Working? Use the Workday to set your goals and reminders. Family day? Use the Family Bell to remind the home needs of your loved ones.

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