Google Home Hub review: Small smart display with big smart home powers

The Google Home Hub is a $150 smart display that blends in well, but proves useful when you need it.

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Google Home Hub review: Small smart display with big smart home powers

24 thoughts on “Google Home Hub review: Small smart display with big smart home powers

  • October 22, 2018 at 11:18 am

    So many pointless products nowadays. Who buys this shit?

  • October 22, 2018 at 11:24 am

    You no what's a better smart display? Your cell phone… Like seriously buy a $5 kick stand instead of any of these stupid "smart display" that are still so dumb you can't even watch TV or talk to friends on it lmfao I swear these devices are made to trick my grandmother into buying them 😭

  • October 22, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Google home hub 😍

  • October 22, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Why include a camera when they can listen to you…all…the…time! Enjoy your "cute" big brother at home that you willingly brought into your lives.

  • October 22, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    This is a $150 POS. One thing good about it is that it fits into the "space" very well?! Mealy-mouthed presentation. NO THANKS!

  • October 22, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    I was mainly interested in this device due to its Nest Hello Integration. It looks like you are not happy with its Nest Hello Integration.

  • October 22, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Best Buy has the Home Hub and JBL Link View on display for testing and the Home Hub sounds like garbage. The Home Hub screen is the size of the Note 9 but a little bigger and it has the same sound quality as a smartphone. The JBL Link View has a bigger and better screen, it sounds way better, and has a camera for video calls. JBL included a privacy switch that covers the camera so it can't record when you don't want it to. Overall…these smart displays are great for the kitchen or bedroom and perform lots of tasks by voice only. Warning…smart speakers work best if you have a Google Music or YouTube Premium subscription. If not…then they are limited to being just a Google Photos album.

  • October 22, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    When using Google Home and You Tube TV. I would like to use the device as a remote for YTTV (Scrolling through Channels) and casting it to my tv. Is that possible ?

  • October 22, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    That's disappointing that it doesn't sound at lest as good as the original Google home. I wanted to get this to be a upgrade for the Google home mini in my kitchen but now I'm not sure.

  • October 22, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Oh, that's your hand?

  • October 22, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Love my Google hub , it controls my smart home , makes life so much easier , especially to control all my smart lights

  • October 22, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Seems like an Android tablet would be a better buy. You could still use Google Assistant hands free I believe, control your smart home, and watch any video apps not just YouTube TV. Plus it's portable. I suppose this is more practical if you're looking for something to leave in one spot though.

  • October 22, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Camera would have been useful for free Google home:Google home calls.

  • October 22, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Why in the hell did they use a white bezel on a dark back & base.

  • October 23, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Does anyone know if you can cast things like Hulu or Movies Anywhere to the hub?

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