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Start living in the future with this coral voice-controlled Google Home Mini smart speaker. The virtual assistant is capable of all sorts, from setting reminders so you don’t forget your anniversary, to recipe suggestions if you’re struggling for ideas for a romantic meal. It’ll even stream music from your favourite services too – just ask for a bit of northern soul and it’ll start playing. Plus, if you connect it to your other smart home devices, you can turn down the lights with a simple voice command. It will recognise and save up to 6 individual user settings, so just be careful no-one interrupts with some heavy metal.

Please note, to use the Google Home Mini speaker you’ll need to download the free Google Home app, which is compatible with all iOS and Android devices.

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  • Voice-controlled WiFi speaker for your home
  • Ask questions, set diary reminders or get news updates
  • Play music from popular streaming services
  • Control other smart devices in your home
  • Works with up to 6 users with personalised settings
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Nice find, heated
Frank30uk17/02/2020 17:11

Nice find, heated


Thanks to your brilliant video Doorbell deal actually Francis, TVM mate
The sound on these is said to be weak.
John Lewis in Edinburgh was selling these at this price in January....website said they had no stock but when we arrived they had dozens of them. A doddle to setup and the sound is fine for a small room
Good find @MrSwitch
thedagger17/02/2020 17:32

John Lewis in Edinburgh was selling these at this price in …John Lewis in Edinburgh was selling these at this price in January....website said they had no stock but when we arrived they had dozens of them. A doddle to setup and the sound is fine for a small room


Good to know. I thought they'd sold out most places, AO must have found some under a washing machine or something
Now how on Earth do you connect it to your Bluetooth Speaker? It just says something went wrong every time.
With assistant.... Impressive
cramhead17/02/2020 17:45

With assistant.... Impressive


Amazing what they can fit into these little peeble shaped boxes you know.
Second Gen?
Good to see them back at this price, heat added @MrSwitch
reindeer33317/02/2020 18:14

Good to see them back at this price, heat added @MrSwitch


Cheers Reindeer man 👨
Do these do location-based routines yet?

I've got Echos, but it's bugging me that they haven't released location based routines for the UK as yet.
slannmage17/02/2020 17:41

Now how on Earth do you connect it to your Bluetooth Speaker? It just says …Now how on Earth do you connect it to your Bluetooth Speaker? It just says something went wrong every time.


Very easy. Say to your device the words 'PAIR BLUETOOTH.

look for home mini speaker on your phone blutooth devices trying to pair

PAIR on mobile phone

could not be simpler
Edited by: "cullies" 17th Feb
somaKing17/02/2020 18:36

Do these do location-based routines yet?I've got Echos, but it's bugging …Do these do location-based routines yet?I've got Echos, but it's bugging me that they haven't released location based routines for the UK as yet.


What do you mean by location based routines?
my google home does routines

what location about?
Edited by: "cullies" 17th Feb
cullies17/02/2020 19:36

Very easy. Say to your device the words 'PAIR BLUETOOTH. look for home …Very easy. Say to your device the words 'PAIR BLUETOOTH. look for home mini speaker on your phone blutooth devices trying to pairPAIR on mobile phone could not be simpler


No how do I pair it to another speaker as I just want it to act as a Bluetooth device. It says it can do it but it doesn’t work.
My google always seems to have a different voice every time I ask it something
both are 'bluetooth receivers', so can't see that working?
slannmage17/02/2020 19:48

No how do I pair it to another speaker as I just want it to act as a …No how do I pair it to another speaker as I just want it to act as a Bluetooth device. It says it can do it but it doesn’t work.


cullies17/02/2020 20:10

both are 'bluetooth receivers', so can't see that working?



Google can help you (both) ... support.google.com/goo…-GB
[QUOTE}Please note, to use the Google Home Mini speaker you’ll need to download the free Google Home app, which is compatible with all iOS and Android devices.[/QUOTE]
Ummm ... nowadays iOS 11 or later and Android 6 are the practical minimum requirements.
Edited by: "wdh" 17th Feb
Same price and same company but on ebay. Just bought one, thanks @MrSwitch
I miss my Google Home Mini. So much more responsive than Alexa. Might change back again.
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Great device when they work but just don't try changing your router if you can at all avoid it! Means a manual reset and reprogramming each time I've had to! Apparently Google say "it's being worked on due to the feedback/complaints raised about the issue"...but that was exactly what they told me 3 years ago when it was first a problem! I'd have blamed it on an older model but I got the Home years ago as a freebie, from Google who replaced it a year later (kept talking to my radio not me!) And the mini 1 year ago! Just be aware if you constantly upgrade your broadband every year and hate having to set technical things up.
tumbleweed3417/02/2020 17:24

The sound on these is said to be weak.


That depends on the size of room you're trying to fill. I had mine downstairs (open plan living / dining room) and it was fine for playing tunes on that were at a satisfactory level, in the same way that a DAB like a Pure Evoke would be. Great for spoken word too. Probably not loud enough to keep a party jumping though. Then I got the larger Google Home for downstairs for a fuller sound with more bass, and moved the mini to my bedroom, where it does a fine job of replacing my DAB. The Nest Mini supposedly has a richer sound and fuller bass, but I wouldn't bother with one unless it drops to this sort of price
slannmage17/02/2020 19:48

No how do I pair it to another speaker as I just want it to act as a …No how do I pair it to another speaker as I just want it to act as a Bluetooth device. It says it can do it but it doesn’t work.


when you go through set up on your phone, you can add compatible speakers. I added my av receiver via this route
Saw these in my local Waitrose, St. Katherine Docks, for the same price.
@BBCPanorama
Same in Tesco yesterday..
77andyb17/02/2020 23:10

...The Nest Mini supposedly has a richer sound and fuller bass, but I …...The Nest Mini supposedly has a richer sound and fuller bass, but I wouldn't bother with one unless it drops to this sort of price


The Nest Mini (ie the G2) has a more "woofely" sound, arguably better for music, but IMHO not so good for speech.
Be fair, these things have a really tiny speaker, and if you expect it to replace a truck-mounted sound system, you are bound to be disappointed. Personally, I'm amazed how good even the G1 (like this deal) sounds, given the itsy-bitsy transducer producing the sound.
The G1 is a great intro to Home Assistant, and especially if you use the Google ecosystem (Android, etc) is well worth trying.

£19 is the going rate for a "Home Mini" (ie the G1) - but the question becomes who has any stock left (and that may limit your choice of colours). £19 delivered (even if it is pink) is still a pretty good deal.
Edited by: "wdh" 18th Feb
Can I ask for some advice, I'd love some of these in the house but others in our house are scared of them ( listening in, privacy concerns ect.) Anything I can say to ease them a bit? Thanks
it doesnt listen unless you say the word 'OK GOOGLE' first

your smart android phone is waiting for the same command! are they scared of them?
Edited by: "cullies" 18th Feb
CorrectWasp18/02/2020 11:42

...but others in our house are scared of them ( listening in, privacy …...but others in our house are scared of them ( listening in, privacy concerns ect.) Anything I can say to ease them a bit? Thanks


Just explain to them that they need to leave their phones at home, go somewhere that they can be alone, but in a randomly noisy environment, and cover their mouths with their hands while discussing their bomb-making plans.

It actually makes naff-all difference to your privacy, having one of these things in the house.
However, they could still use the tin foil and those special hat-making plans "they don't want you to know about" but which can nevertheless be found on the internet ...
cullies18/02/2020 11:53

it doesnt listen unless you say the word 'OK GOOGLE' firstyour smart …it doesnt listen unless you say the word 'OK GOOGLE' firstyour smart android phone is waiting for the same command! are they scared of them?


It's surely listening prior to the activation words else it's not possible to 'hear' the activation words unless it's always listening for them?

Google assistant activates on

Hey Google
OK Google

Or anything else which sounds similar.

Like..

Hey go
Hey go on
Okay go pool
Ok go poo

Etc

I need to get around to downloading my Google data including the Google assistant recorded voice data they hold. Very curious!

support.google.com/acc…=en
The G2 is considerably better for music. That said it really comes down to how you use the device. If you're just going to ask it questions or listen to the news, not music, the G1 is fine, crisper even. If you like to listen to music/radio in the background for any amount of time, the G1 will sound quite harsh, whilst the G2 is pretty much on the money.

Also the G2 has an extra microphone, so it's better at hearing you in different places in a room.

androidcentral.com/nes…ini
wdh18/02/2020 11:24

The Nest Mini (ie the G2) has a more "woofely" sound, arguably better for …The Nest Mini (ie the G2) has a more "woofely" sound, arguably better for music, but IMHO not so good for speech. Be fair, these things have a really tiny speaker, and if you expect it to replace a truck-mounted sound system, you are bound to be disappointed. Personally, I'm amazed how good even the G1 (like this deal) sounds, given the itsy-bitsy transducer producing the sound. The G1 is a great intro to Home Assistant, and especially if you use the Google ecosystem (Android, etc) is well worth trying. £19 is the going rate for a "Home Mini" (ie the G1) - but the question becomes who has any stock left (and that may limit your choice of colours). £19 delivered (even if it is pink) is still a pretty good deal.


I can't disagree with any of that really, if it seemed like I played it down it wasn't my intention, I just didn't want to big it up for anyone who was hoping it could replace a full-on sound system. I love my G1, placed on the right surface (my wooden chest of drawers for example) I certainly get a decent sound out of it (the surface it's placed on does make a difference to bass levels). Enough to fill my bedroom when I'm getting ready to go out, volume can also be set just right to fall asleep to music or spoken word stuff on Radio 4 or cast from Audible on my phone. I agree, it's a great intro to the Google family, and it led me to want to upgrade to the larger Google Home which I got for about £49. The G1 is plenty loud enough for my bedroom, and at volume 7 I need to turn it down in order to be able to hold a conversation. I haven't had a Nest Mini to compare it to, and I don't really see the need to get one. Again, you're right when you say £19 is a pretty good deal for this device. If I were in the market for a new radio, I'd go for this over a DAB any day .
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