Google Home £99 Argos
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Google Home £99 Argos

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Edited by:"Degon"Found 23rd Aug 2017
Same price as John Lewis. No 2 year warranty but you can collect today. Chromecast for £19 as well.
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Personally I just hate having to say 'OK GOOGLE' all the time. Doesn't exactly slip off the tongue.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 23rd Aug 2017
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Personally Don't find much use for these yet, 2 years then maybe

my opinion don't get salty
Ordered! Cheers
whelan1892 h, 6 m ago

Personally Don't find much use for these yet, 2 years then maybe:) my …Personally Don't find much use for these yet, 2 years then maybe:) my opinion don't get salty


I've got a phone set up in a corner of the kitchen acting as google home. It's useful for timers, weather, calendar entries. Recently we got a smart light (a yeelight RGB for a tenner as a trial of smart lighting) which google assistant can control and that's pretty useful (dimmable lights but no getting up to hit the lightswitch? Yes please).

I agree that it's not the most useful thing yet but I think it will be.
If you have a chromecast or two, these are very useful.
whelan1892 h, 44 m ago

Personally Don't find much use for these yet, 2 years then maybe:) my …Personally Don't find much use for these yet, 2 years then maybe:) my opinion don't get salty


Don't worry, GCHQ and the NSA find them very useful.
Personally I just hate having to say 'OK GOOGLE' all the time. Doesn't exactly slip off the tongue.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 23rd Aug 2017
Same price in Maplin, I assume this is a google deal / price reduction rather than an Argos / Maplin one. I wouldn't be surprised if it's this price everywhere at the moment.

I have both, and I do prefer google actually because I can ask it stuff and it will actually search for an answer. While Alexa is supposed to be able to use bing etc.. more often than not I ask it something only to get "hmm... i don't know that"... well... why not bloody look it up for me then ? like google does !! haha

But, interaction is where Alexa wins IMHO. It has way more "skills" than home does... but home is catching up fast.

And those who say it's a government listening device... well... see that smartphone you have in your pocket? That is too.. Stingray.... stingray.... standby for action !
sotomonkey44 m ago

Personally I just hate having having to say 'OK GOOGLE' all the time. …Personally I just hate having having to say 'OK GOOGLE' all the time. Doesn't exactly slip of the tongue.


"Hey Google" works and I don't find it as bad as "OK Google" which is clunky. "Hey Dougal" also works and I quite like it

Pleased with mine which I got a couple months ago with the double chromecast bundle and just bought another now that they dropped to £99. If you commit and get some smart plugs/lights it's great, and the chromecast functionality is really useful. Changing Spotify play lists lying in bed and then turning the lights off without having to move and disrupt that comfy position is great. Turning the fan on at 3am without having to fumble around in the dark is cool too, excuse the pun.

If you put a bit of effort into using Google's other products it really shines. "Hey Google, show pictures of Kate in Philippines on TV" will search through your google photos account for people you've tagged as Kate that are geo-tagged in the Philippines and cast to your TV. It is actually rather scary as you can ask it to show all pictures of a red car (for example) and it will identify them from your photos.
Edited by: "Wellbetr" 23rd Aug 2017
Anyone know if Google Home works with WeMo Smart bulbs? We have Alexa but that doesn't work with WeMo (does in USA though)
My Alexa works with my Wemo smart plug
Yeah I think Alexa works with the smart plug but randomly not with the smart bulbs?
My Amazon Echo works with Wemo and TP link smart plugs.
What can you use it for if you don't have chromecast
Playing your 50k
Slowpoke115 m ago

What can you use it for if you don't have chromecast


Playing your 50k of music on Google music. Most useful if you have Spotify even the free version or smart home stuff like lights and plugs. Or you could ask it? Hey Google what can I do with Google home.
can i attach this to a bose soundlink mini 2?
whats the warranty from Argos?
kamran955841 m ago

whats the warranty from Argos?


2 year warranty on these with Google.
I have 3x Echo Dots in my house and just one smartplug to switch on a freestanding lamp... but it's pretty clear that for any really smart stuff Google's apps and devices invariably outshine (excuse that pun).

I also own three (or is it four?) chromecasts of various ages. Even the 1st generation model is great. But I think that I'll bide my time and see what's coming from Google shortly. Rumour is that, just like the Echo and Echo Dot, Google's planning a similar Google Home and Google Wee Home -- though I expect they'll come up with a better name for it than I did!
daskapital23rd Aug

Same price in Maplin, I assume this is a google deal / price reduction …Same price in Maplin, I assume this is a google deal / price reduction rather than an Argos / Maplin one. I wouldn't be surprised if it's this price everywhere at the moment. I have both, and I do prefer google actually because I can ask it stuff and it will actually search for an answer. While Alexa is supposed to be able to use bing etc.. more often than not I ask it something only to get "hmm... i don't know that"... well... why not bloody look it up for me then ? like google does !! hahaBut, interaction is where Alexa wins IMHO. It has way more "skills" than home does... but home is catching up fast. And those who say it's a government listening device... well... see that smartphone you have in your pocket? That is too.. Stingray.... stingray.... standby for action !

Smartphone is not listening all the time . Only when you press microphone button
sam_of_london8 h, 15 m ago

Smartphone is not listening all the time . Only when you press microphone …Smartphone is not listening all the time . Only when you press microphone button



Depends which smart phone and which operating system.

An Apple phone or iPad from the last 3 years most certainly is always listening, and any android phone that support Hey Google without a button press (most mid-range and higher phones released in the last 2 years). These phones are always listening, because they offer features which allow you to talk to them while being many feet away from them which obviously require that funcionality. Even if you turn the feature off (you can) it doesn not turn the microphone off, it stops apps and the Operating System from engaging with the audio received.

source: me, I develop for both IOS and Android (That said, I very much doubt anyone is listening to you anyway, very few people are interesting enough to listen to, and those that are are probably not looking at threads about Google Home)
Edited by: "Funso" 25th Aug 2017
sam_of_london9 h, 8 m ago

Smartphone is not listening all the time . Only when you press microphone …Smartphone is not listening all the time . Only when you press microphone button


are you quite sure of that ?

how do you know? because you read it online somewhere? or you just guessed.

Regarding who's listening in ... probably nobody... until you say something interesting.

Long before Snowden appeared on the circuit, people who were interested knew about all this stuff long before he "revealed" anything. Big computer systems like ECHELON monitor traffic, then they flag it for a human to analyse. So is someone listening to your phone/amazon echo/other device? Probably not, until you say something that is of interest...then you get flagged for special attention ;D

Of course, when asked, everyone will say they don't listen to your devices , or that if they do then it's discarded until you say the magic words OK GOOGLE / ALEXA etc etc.

Check this out : bbc.com/new…549


Lots of people report seeing adverts for things they have verbally discussed. The bottom line is, unless you are sitting there analysing the traffic coming/going to your phone over the internet, then you have no idea what the hardware is doing you only have the word of the manufacturer.. which may or may not mean anything at all.
Ok Google, why am I a second class citizen?

Shopping lists has a crap web page as Google express isn't available in the uk.

OK Google, why is the integration with your own services so bad? Can't use it to find my device.

How long to get to work, I am sorry but you haven't told me where you work. Funny how Google now knows.


I want to like it but it needs some work.
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