Google entered the smart home market in 2016. Its Google Home is basically a connected speaker which can compete with other smart home connected devices. Apart from answering any question, it can also organize your life and make the running of your home super smooth. It can help to play music from almost any streaming device, and work in tandem with Google Chromecast in order to display videos and photos on TV. There are a huge number of Google Home compatible devices, and with the help of Google Home Max and Mini, you can enjoy the experience of a connected home.
Best Google Home compatible devices
Check out some of the best smart gadgets which have Google Home compatibility. This is just an extremely small collection of devices from the 5,000 devices which are Google Home compatible devices.
August Smart Lock Pro
If you are in the habit of forgetting to lock the front door after a busy day, buy a smart lock which has Google Home compatibility. Smart locks will allow you to sleep peacefully – even if you have forgotten whether you’ve locked or not. You just need to ask your Google Assistant. If you haven’t locked your door, you can lock it from your bed, using a voice command. How great is that! However, you can’t unlock it with your voice, as of now.
Other smart locks which are Google Home compatible devices are the Igloohome and Nuki. Igloohome can be locked with a keypad or an app or with the help of Google Assistant.Nuki’s locks can fit on the door’s inside in a few select European countries.
Google Home compatible appliances
Whirlpool, LG, and Candy Bianca have washing machines, air conditioners, dryers, and kitchen appliances which are Google Home compatible appliances 2018. Smart home devices such as vacuum cleaners will make keeping your home clean easily. Air fryers from Gourmin will make eating healthy even more convenient.
Anova Precision Cooker
This deserves special mention as we love the idea of having food cooked with just voice control. The Anova cooker helps to cook when you have your hands full in your kitchen. With one of the bestGoogle Home compatible appliances 2018, which is Google Home integrated, the Anova Cooker can start sous-vide cooking sessions. You can lower or raise the cooking temperature with your voice, ask Google for how long you have been cooking, and so on. You can buy a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth enabled model for this as well.
iRobot Roomba 690
This is the least expensive smart robot vacuum in the market. If you have a Google Home system, this device which is one of the best Google Home compatible appliances 2018, offers an array of features. Scheduling, 3-stage cleaning, and automatic return to base to charge the battery, which lasts for an hour are just some of those amazing features. You can control the iRobot with the Google’s Voice Assistant. There’s an app which lets you start and stop cleaning and check on the vacuum’s status.
There are still many devices which are not ‘smart’ or connected as yet. If you have a few of these in your connected home, you can make them connected or smart too with the help of smart plugs such as these:
The iSP100 has been designed in a way that it can withstand all kinds of weather outdoors – sleet, rain, hail, and snow. That is why, this plug is perfect to control all your outdoor lights while sitting on your snug and warm comfy couch. You just have to ask your faithful Google Assistant to turn the lights off and on. This device can be controlled by the iHome’s smartphone app. The plug works well with Nest, Alexa, and Wink.
TP-Link’s HS 105 plug
This is a plug which will ‘smartify’ most of your unconnected devices. You can connect your AC, fan, or coffeemaker to this plug and Google Home can turn it off or on. This plug is one of our favorites as it’s small and inexpensive. Another great feature of this plug is the Away mode – this helps to make your home look occupied when you’re not there.
Belkin WeMo Insight Smart Plug
The Google Home compatible devices like this plug are a cheap and easy way to automate your home. You can plug in many devices into the WeMo plug – like lamps and fans. Use the WeMo app to set different schedules for the plugged-in device, so that it will be switched off and on at the times you specify. The plug can be controlled by your voice via Google Assistant, and will also let you know how much power has been consumed.
There are many lighting options which are compatible with Google Home.
Philips Hue is of course one of the most popular smart lighting choices in the market. It works with many hubs, including Google Home. There are many Philips Hue lights, and you can buy the starter kit including the hub and 3 colored and white ambient lights. It supports many colors as well as color temperatures. If you don’t want colored lights, just buy the Philips Hue Starter kit.
With TP-Link’s smart bulbs which can be set according to your preference, you have to just say ‘OK Google’ and ask Google to dim or change the lights’ color. The best feature of TP-Link’s lights is that it does not require any hub, they can be connected directly to the Wi-Fi network of your home.
Sengled Element Classic Starter kit
This is a great budget option as it costs only $39. The kit includes a bridge and two bulbs. Though the app may not be as robust as Philips’ Hue, you can schedule the lights according to your own preference. The bonus – extra smart bulbs from this company cost only $9 each.
One of the most attractive features of Google’s Home is its ability to play any video on any connected device, provided you have Google Chromecast.
The Arlo range of security cameras can be easily connected to Google Home. You can look at their feed on your TV too if it is connected to your Chromecast device. You just have to say ‘Google show me…’, and it will show you any part of the house you want to see.
There are many smart home devices which are compatible with Google Home. This will make Google a strong competitor in the home automation industry. If it keeps going at this rate, it might even take over its rivals.