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Google Home Smart Speaker

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An Amazon WiFi and Bluetooth wireless smart speaker system with informative display and the Alexa digital assistant.
Description
An Amazon WiFi and Bluetooth wireless smart speaker system with informative display and the Alexa digital assistant.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Sound quality

Sound quality

Sound quality represents tonal accuracy and ability to reproduce fine sonic detail. Sound quality judgments are made with the system optimized using its own auto speaker set-up function (if so equipped), and with its own tone controls and/or pre-set tone settings (if any) adjusted for most balanced sound.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility score is based on the presence or absence of useful features.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

A composite score that includes the assessment of wireless setup, console controls, remote app and voice control of play functions.

 /  5

About

The Google Home is part of the Smart Speakers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Smart Speakers models like the Home are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Sound quality Sound quality represents tonal accuracy and ability to reproduce fine sonic detail. Sound quality judgments are made with the system optimized using its own auto speaker set-up function (if so equipped), and with its own tone controls and/or pre-set tone settings (if any) adjusted for most balanced sound.

Versatility Versatility score is based on the presence or absence of useful features.

Ease of use A composite score that includes the assessment of wireless setup, console controls, remote app and voice control of play functions.

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