Google Home vs Amazon Echo

Google home

1. Design

Google has made its Google home by the inspiration of wine glasses and candles. Its bottom is like shells to match your furniture and the top has a slope of the curve with a touch capacitive display and four LEDs to provide visual feedback. There will be a physical button at the back that is used to stop the “hot words” coming from Google.

Amazon provides different types of versions but we focus only on original, which is in canister shape model for this comparison. Echo is a 9.25inch-tall cylinder speaker with a seven-piece micr array. The outside has perforation for the speaker grille, while the top of Echo has a ring of light that you can turn to adjust volume and buttons for mute and activation. The speaker comes only in black or white colours.

2.Voice assistant

Google Assistant

Google home will allow you to ask any type of questions with the use of Google Assistant. So, thanks to Google Assistant. You have to access for Google’s 17 years of search experience which allows you to ask specific questions like “How much fat is in avocado?” or “what is green’s jersey number?” those type of questions will be confused by Amazon but not the Google. You can also ask for weather.

Due to Google Home has Google Assistant, you can ask any type of questions like “where did he go to college?” Then it will convert the “he” pronoun to your previous question say, Draymond Green (or whoever) in order to serve up an accurate answer. You can also ask more complex stuff like “What was the US population when NASA was established?”

Amazon Alexa

Similar to Google Assistant, Amazon Echo is another type of Assistant. It is capable of understanding simple commands, or even a series of simple commands, but they’re fairly basic and can’t understand conversations. And the default search engine is Bing. Still, Alexa will play music, provide information, deliver news and sports scores, tell you weather, and control devices.

3. Audio

Google Home is a Wi-Fi speaker that can stream music directly from the cloud. Google said it will deliver rich bass and clear highs – thanks to dual side-facing passive radiators – all from a compact form factor. If you prefer, you can send music from your Android or iOS device through Google Cast. That last bit is important because, with Google Cast support, you’ll be able to use Google Home to control other connected speakers.

You can even get multi-room playback, which means you can add one or more Google Home devices to a group of speakers in order to get tunes entire your house. But that’s not all: Google Home will allow you control your video content.

It allows you to watch youtube videos whenever you wish to watch by giving a voice command to Google Home, then the content will  appear on your TV.

Amazon Echo is just like a Bluetooth speaker, so it can play music and be controlled from any device that supports Bluetooth audio streaming. It’s a 1.0 channel speaker, meaning that it is a single speaker with one tweeter and one woofer. In our review of the device, we thought Amazon could’ve done better in the sound department. Also, Amazon Echo doesn’t currently support multiroom audio.

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: Smarthome

Google is a control centre for your entire home because it not only allows you to do the basic things like set alarm and timers, manage to-do lists, shopping lists but it also helps you to connect your Smart Home such as smart lights, switches, doors and more.

At launch, Google Home works with Nest, SmartThings, Philips Hue, and IFTTT. Google Home also acts as a Chromecast receiver. So, with just your voice, you’ll be able to ask Google Assistant to adjust your Nest Thermostat or turn off your Philips Hue lights or fling content via Chromecast to your TV. Google plans to work with more partners so you can control more things in the home.

Thanks to Amazon Alexa, the Echo can also respond to your voice commands and control any Alexa-enabled products, such as lights, switches, thermostats, and more. Simply ask Alexa to switch on a lamp, turn on the fan, dim the lights, or increase the temperature. Some products work directly with Alexa and other smart home ecosystems require a compatible hub.


This is a real fair shake. As the Google Home beats out Amazon Echo in terms of offering different colours and finishes, you can get Amazon Echo in different models. Also, Google Home is coming out of the gate with some great partnerships (IFTTT, Nest, Spotify, etc), but Echo already works with many of these and has been building its devices/services portfolio for a couple years.

In terms of audio quality, we really need to test Google Home before we can give a definitive review. However, the fact that it offers Google Cast and multiroom audio support, whereas Amazon Echo doesn’t, is really compelling. Google’s take on an assistant is also compelling. That’s where these speakers really differ. If you don’t care about how many apps are available, and you want the ability to fling content to other speakers and TVs, Google Home is what you’re looking for, and it features Google Assistant, which really outpaces Amazon Alexa.

Again, we need to review Google Home to be positive. The Assistant feature of Google definitely stands out. It is conversational and can tap into Google’s 17 years worth of search experience, while Alexa is more simple but it can only understand basic commands. Google Home is also $50 cheaper than Echo, despite the fact that you really interested only in voice tech, you can get Echo Dot for $50.

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