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Google has tips for making your smart home more eco-friendly

Google is announcing new integrations for Google Assistant with energy and water-saving devices for Earth Day. The company is also offering tips on how to cut down on your energy bill. The post Google has tips for making your smart home more eco-friendly appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Smart Home, Google Assistant, Google Home, Nest Power Project, Nest Thermostat

Google brings ad-supported YouTube Music to its Google Home speakers

Hot on the heels of Amazon's announcement that it's adding a free version of its Amazon Music service to Alexa-powered speakers, Google is adding a free, ad-supported version of YouTube Music to Google Home smart speakers. The post Google brings ad-supported YouTube Music to its Google Home speakers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Home Theater, News, Google, Google Assistant, Google Home, Youtube Music

5 helpful ways you can use Google Keep, Google's versatile note-taking app

Google Keep is a simple and easy-to-use note-taking app. Its simplicity can obscure its usefulness, but there's more to it than you might imagine at first glance. Here are five helpful ways to use Google Keep. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google Keep is Google's version of a note-taking app — but there's more to it than basic checklists or quick thoughts taken down in a moment of inspiration. For one thing, since it's made by Google, it automatically syncs to Goog...

Daily News Roundup: YouTube is On Fire

After years of feuding, Google and Amazon have finally made up. As a direct result, YouTube is coming (back) to Fire TV, and Prime Video is getting support for Chromecast and Android TV. Finally. This change comes some 16 months after Google first pulled YouTube from Amazon’s Fire TV platform, which was an aggressive response to Amazon’s decision to stop selling Google’s Chromecast. The whole thing was petty and generally a lose-lose for consumers. This week’s change, however, makes things “rig...

Google starts offering YouTube Music for free for Google Home users

YouTube Music was launched in India last month with the company offering a free version with ads and Premium version starting at Rs.99 per month. YouTube Music Premium comes with background play, offline downloads, and an ad-free experience. Today, Google has announced that YouTube Music can be streamed for free on Google Home and other Google Assistant powered smart speakers. Users can ask Google Home to play the right music for any moment or mood, and YouTube Music will play the perfect s...
Tags: Google, News, Google Home, YouTube Music, YouTube Music Google Home

Google Beats Amazon to the Punch

Google Home speakers are getting free music.
Tags: Finance, Article, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Google Home, 9e9d7adc-d65f-599e-818c-009eb415a442, Google Beats Amazon

Amazon launches ad-supported music service to Echo owners

Amazon today announced the launch of a free, ad-supported music service in the U.S. that will be available to anyone who wants to play free music on their Echo speaker. Until today, Echo owners who wanted to stream music from Amazon could either pay for an annual Prime membership for access to Prime Music, or they could pay $3.99 per month to stream from Amazon Music Unlimited (or $9.99/month to stream on non-Echo devices, as well.) The new service has the same catalog as Prime Music, whic...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Echo, Apps, Spotify, Tech, Bloomberg, Software, Computing, Speaker, Apple Music, Alexa, Subscription Services, Amazon Music, Online Music Stores, Google Home

How to use and customize Google Assistant on your phone or Google Home

Google Assistant is a smart assistant designed to help you answer questions and perform numerous tasks. Google Assistant comes pre-installed on most Android phones and Google Homes, but can be installed on other systems as well, such as the iPhone. You can go into your device's settings to customize your Google Assistant, allowing it to automate even more tedious tasks. Visit for more stories. It's safe to say that we're in the midst of a smart assistant revolution....
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Siri, Spain, Google Voice, Android Auto, Alexa, Pixel, Microsoft Amazon, Google Now Google, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Homes

Amazon launches free music streaming Inc. is hoping an ad-supported music-streaming service will help it sell more speakers and other devices that work with its voice-activated Alexa platform. The free service, announced Thursday, will be available to customers with Alexa devices who don’t subscribe to Amazon Prime, the loyalty program known mostly for shipping discounts. Prime members already have access to a limited music-streaming service and can purchase a more robust option for an additional fee. The new servi...
Tags: Amazon, Advertising, Sirius Xm, Alexa, Amazon com Inc, Pandora Google, Google Home, Spotify Technology

YouTube Music Launches Free Ad-Supported Streaming On All Google Home Speakers

YouTube Music has launched a free ad-supported streaming service, just days after rumors surfaced that Amazon is about to launch similar free music service. YouTube's free tier is currently available on Google Home speakers and other Google Assistant-powered speakers. YouTube Music's free service and Amazon's pending launch mark the first real competition to Spotify's still more robust free tier, as well as to Pandora.  Free, ad-supported YouTube Music on smart speakers is currentl...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Austria, Youtube Music, Bruce Houghton, Google Home, Pandora free, Google Home Speakers

YouTube Music is now free with ads on Google Home devices

Following reports that Amazon is preparing to launch a free, streaming music service for Echo owners, Google today announced YouTube Music will be free on its Google Home smart speakers and other Google Assistant-powered speakers — like those from JBL, Panasonic, Sony and others. The free service will be ad-supported, and available in select markets, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, parts of Europe and elsewhere. The move appears to be a preemptive strike in light of Amazon’s plans. Bloomberg...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Europe, Media, Youtube, Tech, Bloomberg, Speaker, Streaming, Streaming Music, Streaming Service, Youtube Music, U S Canada Mexico, Google Assistant, Google Home

It seems like Amazon and Google may finally be ending their streaming video feud (AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL)

Google and Amazon are direct competitors when it comes to various tech products and streaming services, and have taken steps in recent years to attempt to out-do each other. But the two companies announced Thursday that Google's YouTube app will now be available on Amazon Fire TV devices, and Amazon's Prime Video service would become available on Chromecast devices. However, this agreement doesn't yet extend to the companies' visual smart speakers, the Google Home Hub and Amazon Echo Show. Vis...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, Samsung, Trends, Amazon Fire TV, Watch Google, Google Home, Google Home Hub

Philips Hue users can activate their favorite routines through Google Home

Philips Hue expanded its Google Home integration through the Gentle Sleep and Wake routine. Just give Google the proper instructions are your lights will brighten or dim over half an hour. The post Philips Hue users can activate their favorite routines through Google Home appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Trends, Philips, Philips Hue, Google Home

Google Home’s Philips Hue integration can now wake you up gently

Maybe you love the sound of your alarm clock blaring in the morning, heralding a new day full of joy and adventure. More likely, though, you don’t. If you prefer a more gentle wake-up (and have invested in some smart home technology), here’s some good news: Google Home now lets you use your Philips Hue lights to wake you up by slowly changing the light in your room. Philips first announced this integration at CES earlier this year, with a planned rollout in March. Looks like that took a li...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Hardware, Australia, Singapore, India, Tech, Companies, Home Automation, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Philips, Philips Hue, Lighting, Home Appliances

Spring into healthy habits with help from Google Home

Spring is (finally) here. Not only am I using the warmer weather and longer days as a reason to clean out my closet, but I'm also taking the opportunity to clean up my routine and stick to my wellness goals. I'd like to read one book per week, cook more healthy recipes for my family and get at least seven hours of sleep per night… with a full time job and two toddlers. Life is a lot to manage, so I use my Google Home products to keep track of everything I want to accomplish.Here are a few ways t...
Tags: Google, Cook, Youtube, India, Philips, Philips Hue, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Home Hub, U S U K Canada Australia Singapore, Google Home Say, Google Home Hub Mini

Home is where the heart is — and the office, mall and movie theater

Our homes have changed, becoming more complicated but also more significant in our lives. It's time to reconsider the home and it's importance in our lives.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Lifestyle, Radio, Airbnb, Nest, Amazon Alexa, Select, Google Home

From building satellite software at NASA to leading cloud networking at Cisco, this CEO explains why connected devices are the next 'revolution'

With a long career in IT, Nyansa CEO and cofounder Abe Ankumah says the rise of the Internet of Things is the biggest change he's seen, which was why he started a company focused on it. On Monday, Nyansa launched a new software product called Voyance IoT, which tracks the performance and security of devices on a company's network. Connected devices on a company's network can increase opportunities for hackers, so Ankumah explains why it's so important to address this. Visit
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Russia, Trends, Cisco, Intel, Nasa, Ghana, Srinivas, Google Home, Abe Ankumah, Nyansa, Ankumah, Anand Srinivas, Alexa Knowing, Voyance IoT

Alexa, Why Are Employees Looking at My Data?

Craig Lloyd Everyone’s been talking about Bloomberg’s report that Amazon workers are listening to the voice recordings created when you speak to Alexa. But Amazon is far from alone. Here’s how tech companies can—and have—looked at that private data you upload. From Reading Your Notes to Stalking Minors Sam Kresslein/Shutterstock Let’s talk about some examples, from Evernote employees talking about reading your private notes to Google and Facebook employees stalking people. Evernot...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Crafts, Facebook, Nsa, Evernote, US, Siri, Bloomberg, Google Voice, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Google Home, Alexa But Amazon, Craig Lloyd Everyone

How to appear in local services listings in Google Assistant and Google Home

Company serving only pre-screened local providers in most major markets. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. [Author: Greg Sterling]
Tags: Google, Seo, Greg Sterling, Google Home

Nokia’s Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Now if a Google Home or an Apple HomePod could give me inputs on how to stay healthy, by collating my information and giving me tips on how to live a better life, I’d definitely consider it. If a home assistant could tell me if my sleeping patterns needed improvement, or that my diet could use some tweaking, or perhaps some outdoor time for my heart-rate, that’s what I’d really value in a home assistant. Nokia’s Home tries to be that guardian. Designed as a conceptual device by Rik Oudenhoven du...
Tags: Android, Home, Music, Design, Fitness Tracker, Privacy, Audio, Speakers, Nokia, European Union, Health Tracker, Product Design, Sleep Tracker, Smart Speaker, Home Assistant, Google Home

Best Google Home deals for 2019

We've tracked down the cheapest places to buy the new Google Home Hub, the Google Home and Home Mini below [Author: Molly Holt]
Tags: Technology, Google Home, Google Home Hub, Molly Holt

The Google Assistant can now finally manage your G Suite Calendar

As part of its Cloud Next conference, Google today announced a small but welcome new Google Assistant feature that allows Google’s virtual assistant to finally help you manage your work calendar in G Suite. Traditionally, as Google rightly notes, the Assistant has mostly been about helping you keep track of your personal life. Now, however, you’ll also be able to sign in with your G Suite account and ask the Assistant for information about your work day. This integration should work across al...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Calendar, Home Hub, Google-calendar, Google Assistant, Google Home, G Suite, Google Cloud Next 2019, Google Home Hub Right

Review: The $199 Echo Link turns the fidelity up to 11

The Echo Link takes streaming music and makes it sound better. Just wirelessly connect it to an Echo device and plug it into a set of nice speakers. It’s the missing link. The Link bridges the gap between streaming music and a nice audio system. Instead of settling for the analog connection of an Echo Dot, the Echo Link serves audio over a digital connection and it makes just enough of a difference to justify the $200 price. I plugged the Eco Link into the audio system in my office and was...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Gadgets, Echo, Spotify, Pandora, Computing, Npr, Sonos, Amazon Echo, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Streaming Services, Alexa, Don

Woot and NewEgg blow the doors off Google Home Hub pricing

Woot and Newegg slashed their prices for the Google Home Hub smart display. If you've been waiting for a good sale for this digital display assistant with visual as well as audio interaction, jump on it before the deal goes away. The post Woot and NewEgg blow the doors off Google Home Hub pricing appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, News, Newegg, Trends, Smart Home, Google Home, Google Home Hub

I put this $800 robot vacuum to the test, and it easily cleaned coffee grounds, kitty litter, and 90% of the flour I threw on the ground

Insider Picks   writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. A high-quality robot vacuum removes a wide array of debris from pet hair to crumbs, is easy to schedule, and requires minimal maintenance — all without needing to be monitored regularly. The Neato Robotics D7 Connected Robot Vacuum i...
Tags: Amazon, California, Samsung, Trends, Alexa, Neato Robotics, Google Home, Amazon Alexa Apple, Insider Inc, Neato Robotics D7 Connected Robot Vacuum

How to Use Your Google Home Hub as a Digital Photo Frame

Josh Hendrickson The Google Home Hub is exceptional for controlling smarthomes, checking weather and news, and setting alarms or timers. But, if you don’t have the Ambient Display set to show your photos, you’re missing out on one of its best features. Google Home Hub Is More Than a Voice Assistant You probably use voice commands quite a bit with your Google Home Hub, but that’s neglecting the main feature that separates the Hub from other Google Home devices—the display. The Home Hub’s ...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Google Photos, Home Hub, Google Home, Google Home Hub, Home Hub Google, Josh Hendrickson

The Surprising Best Feature of Google Home

Despite the fact that there are now somewhere around lurking in kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms around the United States, most people do not need Google’s Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa in their lives. In fact, I thought I’d never own one of these devices, out of principle. Why, after all,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, United States, Alexa, Google Assistant, Google Home, Smart Speakers, Saturday Riff, Google Home Max, Google Home Hub, Logging Off

How to change your Google Home voice to John Legend

At last, after we anxiously waited to hear the smooth voice of John Legend coming through our Google Assistant-compatible devices, the time has finally come. Here's how to get the Legend voice. The post How to change your Google Home voice to John Legend appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Trends, Smart Home, John Legend, Google Assistant, Google Home

'Hey Google, Talk Like Johnny Legend'

Google is rolling John Legend’s silky voice as a cameo on Google Assistant, available for a limited time in the U.S.  Want to experience it yourself? Just say, “Hey Google, talk like a Legend," and you’ll hear Legend's voice for select content when you ask Assistant for jokes or for answers to questions like “What’s the temperature outside?” or “Why is the sky blue?” You’ll also hear John’s voice when you ask about his personality and affinity for music with questions like: "...
Tags: Google, Music, John, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Google Assistant, Google Home, Johnny Legend

Hey Google, Talk to McDonald’s

McDonald’s Canada now works with your Google Assistant, so you can hear all of your favourite My McD’s® app offers using just your voice. How McDonald’s works on Google Home with the Google Assistant: just say “Hey Google, talk to McDonald’s” Share your location with Google Listen to the weekly offers How McDonald’s works with the Google Assistant on phones: just say “Hey Google, talk to McDonald’s” Share your location with Google Scroll through offers and tap on the one that catches your eye...
Tags: Google, Shopping, Canada, Mcdonalds, McDonald, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Canadian Discount Coupons Canada, McDonald 's Canada, Mcdonalds Canada, Google Home