With Google Assistant, Chromecast, and Chromecast Audio built in, the Google Home Mini offers the same essential features as its big brother, the Google Home, but in a more discrete build.
Built-In Google Assistant
Just say, “Hey Google,” then ask the device a question or give it a command. Because it identifies distinct voices and connects to up to six accounts, it offers individualized responses to queries about personal schedules or requests to play your favorite album.
Control Your Smart Home
The Google Home Mini connects to smart home products from more than 150 brands, including Philips Hue and Nest, letting you control the lights, adjust the thermostat, and check the locks, all with just your voice.
Dual-Band WiFi: Stream Music Without Lag
Dual-band WiFi ensures the Google Home Mini accesses the fastest available network: either a 2.4GHz band or a more modern 5GHz band, which provides greater bandwidth for a smoother connection.
Curious item, not sure how useful I will find it to be but I'm open to discovering. At this time, I do not have other household objects plugged into internet apps so I won't be able to access all the control features this Home mini might be able to control. I am still having a challenge getting it to recognize my contact list from my phone and that might be an actual use if I could have it make hands-free calls for me.
Bought this as a birthday gift for a friend & she loves it! I have the mini & the regular Google Home & they are quite helpful. Looking forward to turning my house into a “Smart” house slowly over time now that I have these. They make a wonderful gift & are a great price as well.
I bought this for my cousin and she can’t stop talking about all the cool things the speaker does! She loves it. You can use the Apple mini to call someone, you can hear the news, you can get the weather, the Apple mini even tells you jokes, helps you with homework (Math).