This doesn't have a camera but the camera on the Hub Max version can be used as security camera (no night sight though). I have a routine in Google Home which alerts me if there's any movement in the house when I'm not there. It's also recording 24/7 with a Nest Aware subscription
Only the max has a camera so far as I'm aware, and thats probably a bit bulky to use as a security camera and a visible screen. Also they'd probably hike the price up as Google's security cameras come in at £90+ on their own.
You can’t use the built in camera as security cam on home hub fsr. Absolute bs.
B-grade Google Nest Hubs (2nd gen) can be had for £42 from CEX.
It is national but the other comment is correct. 1st Gen
This is what I thought they did. Functionally Whole Home and Eero in bridge mode are identical. I guess that means take your pick between them
This is incorrect the BT Discs do not support PPPoA or PPPoE and they don't need to because they only deal with the Wi-Fi they have to be connected to a router which handles the PPPoA or PPPoE connection, DNS and other router functions. The BT Discs are essentially a bridge device they manage your Wi-Fi and pass all the network traffic to the router they are connected to. The BT Discs have no router functions.
Ah I have learnt something cheers (y)
BT have never put much effort into sorting out the many issues the premium discs have almost seems like an abandoned product. The original wholehome discs got of to a rocky start but BT did put the effort in to those and sorted out the problems still using the original ones now and have no intention of upgrading anytime soon as they have been rock solid. People always snap them up on here when BT do a deal on the refurb 3 packs.
I had such huge problems with BT premium it drove me mad. Returned to BT and bought ASUS Zen Wifi AX XT8. £400 for only two units but covers the house, garden and the speeds and stability are just excellent. Zero regrets.
ive just got this phone and i think its going back. its a replacment for the honor 10 that is over 2 years old. i needed it as i need a good phone camera for some work im doing and this seemed like the best camera i could get on a phone for less than £500 i currently have them side by side , both set at max brightness the pixel 4a is slightly brighter. but as soon as you move down to anything less than 80% birghtness its quite dark in comparison to the honor 10. Screen sizes seem idential, but the honor is larger as it has a fingerprint scanner on the bottom. One thing that is annoying me with the pixel is how hot it is. it really is quite warm at the moment. i will give it the benefit of the doubt at the moment because its still installing my apps but i have never had any heat issues with the honor. performance seems about even on both phones, which is a suprise as the honor 10 is a very old phone. The camera itself is definately an improvement but not exactly giving me the wow factor. I have been using the wifes xiaomi note 9pro camera and it seems on par with that. That phone only cost like £170 a year or so ago though???? does anyone have any other recomendations, as i dont think i will be keeping this phone???
Pixel pixel pixel meh meh meh I think when I see these deals, BUT Google have done the impossible and are making a phone with decent hardware specs, mind blown > https://www.gsmarena.com/google_pixel_6_pro-10918.php With decent sensors and improved computational photography this looks interesting, as well as a Custom Google designed SOC. Sorry this comment has a spurious link with this deal, I just think people need to have something to look forward too instead of the same old crap Pixel phones you get everyday in these deals :)
I'm not complaining, I know nothing about this and I'm assuming it does not matter if it is a credit card company or a different organisation, I guess the outcome is the same. I guess I should have expected them to do so, my point is I didn't need that card, got it for the £30 gift voucher, and on second thoughts, if this affects my credit history, I rather apply when I need it, instead of applying for the sake of £30.
Am i way off are you really complaining a CREDIT card company did a credit check (confused) , would that not be expected?
At least, now you know. Some People who bought multiple devices from Vodafone claim they got few hard checks done (same Pixel 5 deal)! (annoyed)
No. You either go for the expensive Hub Max, or you look at Amazon Echo smart displays or Lenovo smart displays. Lenovo works with Google, Echo works with Alexa. Or you go with Facebook Portal that works with Alexa, WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, etc.
No. Only the Nest Hub Max has a camera.
Can you make video calls on these?
New one has “soli” radar tech like pixel phones to support hand gestures & tracking sleep patterns etc.Meant to have better audio quality (50% more bass according to google).
Perfect, ordered! I'm currently decorating our conservatory I've got. The govee music change leds & a zigabee controller to fit into the new led panels Its going to be my rave cave! Do I get a second for stereo pair though?
Interesting. I tried all that and just couldn't get the remote to pair. Maybe it's just as well. I just wanted to use it as a Mic late at night as the mics in the 4th gen aren't as good as previous generations and I didn't want to wake anyone up.
Funny you should ask - I actually can't remember how I managed it. I paired the remote to the 4th Gen echo as soon as I got it and, at the time, was not aware it shouldn't be compatible (ignorance is bliss). When I read about this incompatibility, I went back into the app to try to figure out how I'd connected them; all I can think is that I selected 'Pair Alexa Gadget' and then triggered pairing mode on the remote (I think by pressing and holding the play/pause button for a few seconds) and somehow they connected. In theory, this sounds like a good thing but the echo chimes at random which, I've found out, means that it's having bluetooth connectivity issues. I'm positive the problem is with the remote - if I just pick it up or move it, the echo chimes. So much so, I'm on the verge of disconnecting them (if I can figure out how) as it's quite annoying. Whoever at Amazon decided this functionality wasn't necessary should be fired!
How did you connect it to the voice remote? All my 3rd gen dots have the option but my 4th gen echo doesn't have the option.
Still trying to work out whether I need a nest/alexia/echo etc
How perfect would this deal be if they did?
nope, that's only on the Nest Max as far as I know. Google: “We consciously decided to not include a camera on Google Home Hub so you feel comfortable placing it in the private spaces of your home, like the bedroom”.
Great deal, will be a nice upgrade to the nest mini in the living room 😁
Looks like it ended, sorry.
Any link? I don’t see it on Quidco website.
Cancellation is OK with them. They often cancel without even telling you. Out of my last 5 orders, they cancelled 3 without telling me. And they informed me on the 4th one they cancelled. Getting your money back is where the performance starts. Departments don't communicate with eachother, they don't answer to emails or phone, when they answer, they tell you 5 working days, etc. 3 weeks later you still chase them. I managed to get my money back after posting negative comments on social media and negative reviews on Internet. Not easy, quite a hassle, hope will be easier for you. If I have a choice, I choose any retail over Currys
They have an automated cancellation website you can fill in after ringing them. I filled it in and instantly got an email saying it was too late to cancel. I rang them again and spoke to someone who then cancelled it manually for me. They'll do anything to keep that money!
Please note the £50 Just Eat Gift card code needs to be activated on your Just Eat account by 20th June. You may need to choose Express delivery for a cost of £9.99 to guarantee delivery by this date (standard delivery is free).
Google Nest Hub max (chalk/charcoal) reduced to £169 (currently £219 at other retailers), plus you will also get a £50 Just Eat gift card. Go to deal page and scroll down to bundle… Read more
Apologies for a bit of a hijack, is this the best choice of mesh network from the few that are on offer during prime day? I'm on Plusnet if that makes any difference. I see a couple of mentions for BT options, are they better?
Would the Eero Pro be preferable over this deal? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07WDDR63C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It looks like the Pro has ethernet ports, so you can ethernet backhaul. Am I correct in thinking that would be more reliable and provide better coverage?
You don't need to put the router in bridge mode if they run in AP mode. If you have both in router mode with both doing DHCP, thats when you can face issues. The latter is not recommended
I have a Sky Q router and my Eero’s work just fine. I didn’t have to put the router into bridge mode either. Just saying.
Mine arrived yesterday and it took about 10 minutes to set up with my Virgin rig (already had the horrid HUB3 in modem mode). Nice to see the app send my phone notifications about new devices being found / added. Thankfully everything seemed to connect properly, so I didn't have to turn off 5GHz to allow my smart kit to connect to the 2.4Ghz stream.