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Get hands-free help in any room. Google Home Mini is powered by the Google Assistant, so you can ask it questions and tell it to do things. Just start with "Ok Google" to get answers from Google, tackle your day, enjoy your entertainment, and control your smart home. And when you ask for help, it can tell your voice from others for a more personalized experience. Google Home Mini works on its own or you can have a few around the house, giving you the power of Google anywhere.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Google Home Mini
  • Owner's manual
  • Power adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10406 out of 10732)

Features


A powerful little helper

Get hands-free help in any room with Google Home Mini. It's powered by the Google Assistant. You can ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It's your own personal Google.

Get answers from Google

Use your voice to quickly find information about the weather, news, sports and more.

"Hey Google, will I need an umbrella today?"

Manage your day from breakfast to bed

Get help around the house with things like your schedule, commute, travel information and more.

Google Home Mini can even help you find a lost iPhone or Android phone and make phone calls to any personal contact or business.¹

"Hey Google, wake me up at 6:30 AM tomorrow."

Play, pause and rewind. Hands-free

Control your favorite music, movies and shows, using only your voice.²

"Hey Google, play some pop music."

Control your smart home

Use your voice to control your compatible lights, thermostats and more. Google Home Mini works with more than 1,000 smart devices from over 150 popular brands.

"Hey Google, turn off the bedroom lights."

Your voice. Your info

Get personalized responses for everyone at home with voice recognition.³

"Hey Google, when is my first meeting tomorrow?"

Fun for the whole family

Learn something new, play fun games and listen to stories with the Google Assistant. Want to tell the kids breakfast is ready? Broadcast a message to other Google Home devices around the house.⁴

"Hey Google, let's play a game."

Choose between different colors

Google Home Mini comes in two unique colors, Chalk and Charcoal. Select the right color that matches your room and personal style.

¹ In the US and Canada. 911 and 1-900 calls are not supported

² Subscriptions required to access some content

³ Google Home can distinguish up to six voices in total

⁴ Your child can sign in to Google Home devices with their Google Account managed with Family Link. Also works with Arlo.

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Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 10718 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Echo Dot

    Posted
    George
    • My Best Buy® Member

    When comparing the Amazon Echo Dot and the Google Home Mini, I strongly preferred the Google Home Mini. I've owned an Echo Dot and here's why I prefer the Google Home Mini. The speaker on the Mini is way superior to the Echo Dot. Especially at high volumes. When you crank up the volume on the Dot, there is a bit of distortion while with the Mini it's still clear and loud. The Mini is also more aesthetically pleasing than the Dot. The Mini blends in better. The volume controls on the Mini are touch sensitive while the Dot's are physical buttons. I could go on for a while about how the Google Assistant is better than the Amazon Echo's UI but for those of you who are trying to decide between the Mini or the Dot, get the Mini. The design and build quality of the Google Home Mini speak volumes of the amount of work and thought that was put into the product. Definitely worth the $50.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Expected

    Posted
    Brad

    I have 3 of the full size Google Home units in the house, and so I was interested in how the Mini would perform as i expand my home automation. It's just as easy to setup, and what surprised me was how good the sound quality is. Google Home now runs the thermostat, most of the lights, all stereos, TV, Audio Receiver, Google Chrome, and even my DirecTV through the Logitech Harmony Hub. It's exceptionally convenient, especially in the kitchen. With my hands full, I can turn lights on and off, change the music, set multiple timers for what I'm doing, add things to the shopping list, and even look up recipes. I'd be lost without it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Google Home Mini vs Amazon Alexa Dot

    Posted
    Robert

    The hardware in the Home Mini is very different from the Amazon Dot. The Speaker in the Mini is better than the Dot but you can connect the Dot to another audio device that is a better speaker. The Mini cannot be connected to another speaker device. The Mini has no audio cable output and the Bluetooth will not connect to a Bluetooth speaker (like the Dot will). But the Mini can be used as a Bluetooth Speaker for a device like your cell phone. Completely opposite for these two devices. From a software and functional standpoint, they are very similar. I am still testing to see if there is any special best in one vs the other in software operation. Of course, you can't play Amazon Music Unlimited directly through your Google Home Mini!! Same thing with Amazon Dot, no support of Google services. As far as I can tell for now... Still Testing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I prefer over the echo

    Posted
    InflatedKarma
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have been playing around with both the google home mini and the Amazon echo dot for a while. about the only thing I preferred the echo over the mini was that the echo picks up you voice better and at greater distance than the mini. probably due to the 7 mic array of the echo vs the 2 of the mini. the google mini wins in many other areas. 1. natural speech. Google has been gathering data points for years, as a result their speech recognition is excellent. you can speak very naturally with the google home, with Alexa you have to be more precise. also, google allows the creations of shortcuts, basically you can assign a short phrase for otherwise lengthy commands. good example is controlling my harmony hub. if you want to turn off you system (pressing off on remote) you would have to say "hey google, tell harmony to turn off the entertainment system". with a shortcut, you would just have to say "hey google, turn off the tv". in the next release of the google software you will be able to create "routines". basically a shortcut that performs multiple commands. example, "hey google, good night" and it would turn off the tv and the lights etc... 2. voice identification. this is a good feature if you have kids or are concerned about security. also allows for personalized playlist, calendars etc... I found it too restrictive, about 10% of the time it would not recognize my voice and I would have to repeat several times. 3. automation. I think this would depend on the devices you are using. for me the big 2 were the Nest thermostat and the harmony hub remote. echo will adjust the temp on the Nest, but it seemed to have issues if you were in Heat/cool mode as oppose to either heat or cool. with google it will not only set the temp, you can distinguish which temp, ie. heat/cool mode you can say set the heat to 74 or set the cool to 76, you can also ask what the current setting are, change between heat/cool mode, set to away mode etc.. with the harmony hub, echo could turn off the system, change channels "sometimes" and start activities. google, will do all that plus pause, play, channel up or down, volume up or down, mute, unmute.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small get loud!

    Posted
    Fuzetheferret
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great for listening to music in the bathroom! Loud and responsive even when water is running.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Mini is a great little speaker

    Posted
    Chrissy17
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I already have the bigger Home device, so I just wanted to extend the capabilities of the Google Assistant throughout my home. This Mini does a great job with that, and the sound quality is better than expected. It is not as good as the bigger Home device, but it is certainly better than a smart phone. I can listen to this Mini for hours for casual music or podcasts without irritating my ears! I hung mine in the bathroom, using a universal tool hook from the Dollar Tree (see pic). Works great so far. I notice one reviewer said they used IFTTT to control their Belkin switches. Well, I have one Belkin Wemo switch and it works fine without IFTTT. I enabled and connected the Wemo switch right from within the Google Home app. I've very happy with this Mini.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Echo Dot!

    Posted
    poeticRogue
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have the Echo Dot, and Alexa is too dumb for me. Simple questions she doesn't know how to help. Google Home Mini impressed me so far. The speaker is more deep and louder the competition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Met expectations

    Posted
    Sponge
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have both a Google Home and Google Home mini. The sound quality of the mini is fine. Music sounds good enough for something that small, better than my bluetooth speaker the same size. Podcasts sound pretty good. For some reason, I find the response time on the mini faster than on my Home. My only complaint is they disabled the top tap feature, which means I have to vocally stop it every time. But rumor is that it will be reinstated, so I am not too concerned.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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