“Smart” columns Google: Features and Operation

The “smart” columns of Google Home make up a serious competition to other voice control devices: access to advanced technologies and media services gives them a lot of advantages, and with the advent of the Russified version, the attractiveness of devices has increased even more. Understanding all the possibilities of such equipment helps a review of a station with an assistant, its functions, settings. Full-size model Google Home and its compact mini version may well be a good addition to the interior of the modern home or apartment, It will noticeably facilitate interaction with other appliances based on the Android platform.

"Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

"Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

Peculiarities

The premiere of the smart column Google Home took place in 2016, and the mini version of the device appeared in 2018.

Initially, the technique was addressed to those who dreamed to embody the idea of ​​a “smart home” in his home, but over the time of its dignity, not only advanced users of the company services were appreciated.

Officially selling columns Google Home in Russia are still not underway. It is necessary to acquire it from intermediaries or in the American and European official store of the Internet giant.

“Smart Column” Differs in compact sizes: 96.4 mm in diameter and 142.8 mm in height. Fastening the bottom panel with a speaker has a magnetic basis. Standing is not slippery, the device is sufficiently stable. In the upper part there is a microphone and 4 LEDs on the housing. The full-sized version has a physical call button, represented In 7 color solutions.

"Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

"Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

Mini version more compact. Google Home Mini has a diameter of 98 mm and a height of 42 mm, rounded shape and compact stand below. The weight of the device does not exceed 173 g. A model is produced in 3 colors: coral, dark gray, light gray. The upper textured surface is covered with matter, under which LED indicators and touch panel are located, the physical call button does not have.

"Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

"Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

"Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

Among the distinguishing features of the Google Home series devices can be noted:

  • extensive functionality;
  • Direct integration with voice assistant Google Assistant;
  • Compatibility with devices on Android OS;
  • support for the IFTTT interface to create a unified system from smart devices;
  • binding to google account – you can check records in the calendar, find out about letters, create notes;
  • recognition of spoken speech;
  • high search efficiency;
  • The choice between male and female voice for assistant;
  • The most qualitative sound in its segment;
  • Excellent assembly, reliability of technology, compliance with standards.

"Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

"Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

"Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

    Does not do without small minuses. Russification of the voice assistant has to be performed in manual control mode. In addition, some teams will still have to give in English. Errors arise and when playing music, playback of tracks is interrupted when the signal is mounted.

    Equipment and functions

    Complete set of equipment is quite minimalistic. The station with the Google Assistant assistant is equipped with a Wi-Fi module, has 2 speakers and needs constant nutrition from the network.

    This is a stereo system that allows you to provide high-quality playback of music tracks and sound files.

    Built-in microphone and backlight create comfortable conditions for working with machinery. Full-featured model comes with a manual and a network cable.

    "Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

    "Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

    “Smart” column Google Home Mini and has an exceptional wire to connect to a power outlet, without any additional components. There are no connectors on the housing: all control is carried out by voice, when the microphone is disconnected from the call button, it will be impossible.

    "Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

    Among the useful features of “smart speakers” Google Home can be distinguished by the following points.

    1. Compatible with Chromecast. When connecting a “smart speaker” with this system, you can drive a TV with SMART functional, using the remote control.
    2. Managing Musical Tracks. With the recognition of Russian names there are some difficulties, but English-speaking tracks are easy. To play music you need to have a Google Play Music account or broadcast melodies from a smartphone, a tablet via Bluetooth.
    3. Sending alerts. Using the column, you can send signals to all device networks Google Home. You can wake children in different rooms, collect family together.
    4. Using the TuneLin service to listen to the radio. You can choose any option from thousands of available stations around the world.
    5. Installation reminders and planning. Timer, alarm clock, a notebook is now activated by voting. You can also listen to the voiced notes of the calendar, learn the weather forecast, check the availability of congestion on the roads. When family use, the voice recognition feature will help not confuse accounts.
    6. Google search. Voice requests receive detailed answers in the form of a quotation from encyclopedia or from Internet sources.
    7. Support for playing mode. With the “smart column” can be played in cities or words.
    8. Call taxi. Compatibility is with the Uber service.
    9. Text translation. Integration with Google Translate is supported.

    "Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

    "Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

    These are the main features available for use by the owners of “smart speakers” Google Home.

    How does it work?

    Smart Columns Google Home are easily integrated into the current SMART device system, or become indispensable assistants to use Google services. You can use the device as an element of the audio system. Without connecting to the account and the special column application will have limited functionality.

    After activating all the necessary options, call the device through the command: “OK”, “Hey Google”, “Google”.

    Radius actions at 10 m enough so that the microphone caught the team given at the other end of the room.

    "Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

    "Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

    How to setup?

    The process of setting up a “smart column” from Google does not take much time. You need to connect the device to the Wi-Fi network, provide it with access to the user account.

    After the first inclusion, the device recommends download a special Google Home app – it is in stores for Android and iOS.

    Having installed it on a smartphone or tablet, you can go to the setting. The column must be enabled in the outlet.

    "Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

    "Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

    The procedure further will be the following.

    1. Open application. Press the “Start” icon on the boot displays.
    2. Make an entrance to Google Account. After entering mail and password, it will appear in the list available for use.
    3. Find the column will quickly enable the Bluetooth function on the device. Such a prompt will appear in the application. If there are no options, you will have to use a temporary Wi-Fi network to configure. Her program will create specifically, but through Bluetooth it will work much faster.
    4. Wait for alert that the Google Home column is detected. Choose the item “Next”. Wait from a short beep device. If it does not follow, you need to continue the search, otherwise there is a chance that a foreign column will fall into the action zone.
    5. Get an alert that official equipment in the Russian Federation is not supplied. Select “OK”, confirm receipt of information.
    6. If the system uses several Google Home devices, It is worth specifying for them the corresponding rooms in the drop-down list.
    7. For the correct operation of the “smart column” you need to ensure a stable Wi-Fi connection. It must be selected in the list among the available options. Google recommends protecting the home network password.
    8. Select Language. Officially available English, French, Japanese, German. Russify the column will have to be separately by changing the settings of the assistant. First you still have to determine the basic option.
    9. Set up Google Assistant. Enable permission for processing requests and data search engine.
    10. Choose a voice listening to the sample. Men’s and women’s versions are available.
    11. Allow access to the calendar, specify the exact location. If desired – to tie music services. To do this, you need to have a subscription or arrange it.
    12. Check the correctness of the settings, Test voice control of a simple team proposed by the service. Then complete the procedure.

    "Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

    "Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

    To Russify the Google Home column control via the built-in assistant, you need to change the language settings.

    To do this, in the application or service Google Assistant, you should select the icon from the top right corner. Then go to the point with the choice of language. You need to set two – “English” (United States) and Russian (Russia). Sometimes it is possible to activate the option only after the phone or tablet is translated into English.

    "Smart" columns Google: Features and Operation

    For successful working column with other elements of the smart home system, you need to enter some changes in the application menu. Google Assistant will have to choose a device, then “gear” in the upper right corner of the screen and install a new Device Address.

    Full overview speakers See in video.

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