Meet the 2nd generation Nest Mini, the smart speaker you control with your voice. Just say "Hey Google" to play songs from Spotify, YouTube Music, and more.¹ Music sounds bigger and richer. Ask your Google Assistant about the weather, news, or almost anything. Hear your personalized schedule, current weather conditions, and reminders.² Set timers and alarms. And control your compatible smart devices.³
Better sound, all around.
Music sounds bigger and richer on Nest Mini, with more power and bass. Ask your Google Assistant to play your favorite songs from Spotify, YouTube Music, and more.¹ Or stream music from your phone to Nest Mini.⁴
A little help with the Google Assistant.
Just ask and get the best of Google – weather, news, or almost anything. Set timers and alarms. And with Voice Match, you can hear your personalized schedule, commute times, reminders, and more.² So your day gets off to a good start.
Control your home with just your voice.
Dim the lights, pause the TV, or turn up the heat – all with your voice.³ Nest Mini works with thousands of compatible smart devices, like lights, thermostats, and TVs, from your favorite brands. Just say "Hey Google."
Thoughtfully designed for every room.
Nest Mini blends right into your home. It looks great on a nightstand, shelf, or countertop – even on the wall. Each color complements the entryway, living room, bedroom, or kitchen.
¹ Music subscriptions may be required.
² Voice Match requires additional setup and enrollment, and supports up to six users. When using Voice Match, keep in mind that a voice similar to yours, or a recording of your voice, could result in Google incorrectly recognizing someone else as you.
³ Compatible smart devices required.
⁴ Android phone or Chromecast-enabled apps on iOS required.
Google Nest Mini (2nd Generation) with Google Assistant
Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio
Arlo, Google Assistant, Hue, Nest, Ring, SmartThings, Wink
Search Engine Used
Streaming Media Player(s) Supported
Nest Mini (2nd Generation) with Google Assistant
Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, YouTube, iHeartRadio
Voice Assistant Built-in
Wireless AC, Wireless B, Wireless G, Wireless N
Search Engine Used
Operating System Compatibility
Android, Apple iOS
Arlo, Google Assistant, Hue, Nest, Ring, SmartThings, Wink
I've been a heavy user of Amazon Alexa products for the past several years, but I'm also deep into the Google and Nest ecosystem. So I ordered this new Google Nest Mini with an open mind, hoping it would be a decent companion for my Nest thermostats and Wemo smart plugs. Surprisingly, the switch to Google Assistant was quite seamless and I'm very impressed with the sound quality and versatility of this little hockey puck-sized device.
- Incredibly simple setup, even for iPhone users. Just download the Google Home app, sign in with your Google account, and the app will walk you through the rest.
- Small size, but substantial weight and build quality. Compared to my first generation Echo Dot, the Nest Mini appears to have much better craftsmanship and is made of very nice materials. The mesh fabric nicely blends in to home decor and doesn't look like a traditional speaker. There's even a built-in screw cutout on the back of the device for wall mounting.
- The Nest Mini uses a proprietary power connector rather than microUSB or USB-C, but luckily the plug is compact and rounded, so it won't take up much space on your surge protector or wall outlet.
- The sound quality of the Nest Mini blows the original Echo Dot out of the water. Bass is noticeably stronger and surprisingly deep for such a small device. Audio can get quite loud with very minimal distortion at higher volumes.
- Voice detection is also excellent. Even with music playing at high volumes, the Nest Mini responds instantly to my voice. Google has supposedly added a machine learning chip to the Nest Mini which learns your voice and makes the Assistant faster over time. The responsiveness is absolutely noticeable, and the Assistant's answers are surprisingly detailed and useful.
- The Google Assistant is compatible with an incredible amount of smart home devices and partners, including Wemo, Harmony, and obviously Nest devices. If you have Nest thermostats, camera, and a security system like I do, you will appreciate the seamless integration. You can also connect to almost every music service like Spotify, SiriusXM, and Pandora to stream music directly from the Nest Mini.
- Other than the nice improvement to audio quality, there are really no major improvements to the Nest Mini compared to the original Google Home Mini. If you have a Home Mini, I see no reason to upgrade right now.
- There is no 3.5 mm audio jack for connecting/streaming music to external speakers.
This is the best compact smart speaker that I've used and it offers an incredible amount of value for its affordable price. If you use other Google products or services with any frequency, this is probably the speaker for you. The Nest Mini is a great-sounding compact speaker that is also stylish, durable, and incredibly versatile. Highly recommended!
This is the first time that I have used a Google smart speaker extensively, (I spent a couple minutes with my aunt’s Google home, the original one) and after a few days of having this little guy, I must say I am impressed.
The packaging was simple and straight to the point. Inside came the speaker, a round power cable and a quick start guide. I really like the look and feel of the device. The speaker is round, and the cover looks and feels like a cloth-like material and I would be surprised if it really wasn’t cloth. On the bottom of the speaker there is a small notch that allows you to mount the Nest mini onto a wall, this is a great addition to have as you’re now not limited to place it on your desk or counter. Also, there is a physical switch that allows you to turn off the microphone. I also appreciate that it has touch controls on the top underneath the cloth. It allows you to play/pause in the center while on either end a tap will allow you to set the volume to your preference, with the LED lights on top indicating the volume level
When it comes to audio, this little guy puts out much more sound than I thought it would, to be specific, I mean it got much louder than I thought it would. Also, the bass feedback is pretty good especially when your place it against an appropriate surface. Loudest is not the only thing though, the sound comes through clearly and there is very little distortion at high volumes. I threw various genres at it, and all sounded reasonably well. This speaker isn’t necessarily aimed purely at listening to music, so keep that in mind when you look at these.
Setting this up with my phone (android) was straightforward and easy. Download the Home app and it picks it up and sets it up quickly. After that you’re ready to use Google Voice Assistant, which is better than ever. With a quick “Hey google” you can begin asking it a plethora of things as well asking it to play music from any of your music streaming apps (i.e. Pandora, Spotify, YouTube music). Another thing I must point out is that the Nest mini is very good at picking out my voice from surrounding noise, such as from a TV or from another speaker playing in the room. This must be a result of the mic combination within the Nest mini as well as Google’s software for voice recognition, well done Google.
If you’re looking for a little companion for a small space that will be a great voice assistant, the Nest mini will be a great buy, whether for someone new to smart speakers or someone who already has a google ecosystem set up at home and wants to add a new speaker to another room.
It can be paired with Bluetooth speakers(use one at a time).
The wall mount is a clever idea. I use a push pin to mount it (they recommend a #8 screw).
You can ask(voice) it to play specific music, change volume; with smart bulb, turn on/off/dim (even to certain percentage)/change color; with Tile, search for missing objects; ask/set event schedules, ask weather, time etc. I believe it can operate smart curtain and shower head, but I haven't install one.
It looks pretty too.
But I still don't have a good way for music source. The YouTube reqires premium membership, the Pandora doesn't work, the Google Music Play always say the piece I choosed not available. Now it uses some alternative, works fine now, but I don't know whether it's just temporary trial.
I have owned an Amazon Echo (old and newest gen) for years. It by far has the most apps that it works without. However, that doesn't mean it works well. I use this to mostly control my Hue Lighting and answer random questions throughout the day. Sometimes for music. The Echo when turning on lights would often give me some type of error, not work, or not hear me at all. I'm from Colorado (where most would say I don't have an accent), well educated, and enunciate well. Not bragging here just mentioning problems that make voice activated stuff not work so well. So, in other words I'm the ideal person for this device but it would still not pick me up half the time. So, I bought a Google Home now called Nest Mini.
The application itself is more modern looking than Alexa (Echo). If you have any google application they are very similar. Setup was a lot easier and user friendly than on the Alexa. It also works a lot better. I would say you can do more on Alexa but Google executes what it can do a lot better.
Wall mounting is easier on the Nest Mini than Echo. Google boots up faster. The answers are more detailed and correct. The voice prompts (how she interacts with you) is more natural as well. She actually notifies you what she is doing to verify it heard you.
When I turn on my lights it's almost instant. No lag time and rarely comes back with errors. Also, search function goes into google which is way better than Alexa. Rarely does it tell me it doesn't understand or can't answer a question. It also hears me a lot better even when blasting music. Like I can whisper and it can hear me. For Alexa I practically had to yell at her which was awkward for us both. The Nest also looks a lot sleeker. Audio quality is similar. All around I recommend the Nest Mini 9/10 times over Alexa. That 1 time is for the specific application that Google Home doesn't support. So, Me and Her we are done. I've got a new BFF.
I don't have one of this items for myself. But I gave it like a gift to some people and family and they love it. they used it see to control the z wave devices in their homes and also it is ready to answer any question you have.
now they have Spanish what help more people
I'll confess in that I was not expecting the Google Nest Mini to be any different from the Google Home Mini I had been using. Wow, was I ever wrong! First off the sound quality from the Nest Mini is a huge improvement over my older Home Mini. Lightyears better. It's not up to premium quality speaker brands such as Bose but for something this small to have such full, rich sound is amazing in my book.
If you've used a Google Home (or Home Mini) then you know the basics here. It uses the Google Assistant to answer questions, control smart home items such as lights, and also play music, pod casts and audio books. One thing i like about the Nest Mini is the built in hole on the back in case you wanted to mount it on a wall. Another bonus is easier to use pause/playback and volume controls on the top.
I posted three pictures with my old Google Mini side by side with the Nest Mini. They are the same size with the Nest feeling ever so slightly heavier. Another change is the ditching of charging via Micro-USB.
Again, the biggest improvement for me in this is the outstanding sound quality.
This speaker is good overall however if you want something a little better on bass I go for the bigger $100 Google speaker but. With this you definitely will fulfill most of yours needs voice commands, music, control of your smart home, etc. Far as sound and loudness goes it's more of a small room speakers depending on how big the rooms are in your house you can definitely hear it in a few surrounding rooms but it wouldn't be good for a party or kick back or whatever.
Got both this and an echo dot for basically half-off on black friday. Read a ton of reviews on both and decided to use google first to see if it met my needs. it did. I use it for weather, reminders, timers, random questions, and my wife uses it mostly for finding her phone. I ended up using google over alexa because google already knows everything about me and we have android phones. It just integrates into my life easier than alexa did/does (i have an echo auto).
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A:AnswerNest Mini has a power supply range of 100-240V, but Nest Mini specs and features are optimized for the countries you can purchase Nest Mini. You can check the countries Nest Mini is available here : https://support.google.com/store/answer/2462844
A:Answerthe nest mini is just the upgraded model. better sound, a mounting cutout in the back, and lighting indicators to let you know you're touching the right place to adjust the volume. totally worth it! :)
A:AnswerCorrect. You can create a "Group" in your Google Home App, that will extend the music being played to your other Google Nest Mini's as long as you have them connected in the same "Home" in the Google Home App.
A:AnswerGoogle Nest Mini supports an input range of 100V - 240V, but we recommend using Google Nest Mini in the country of purchase as we design our products in compliance with local standards and restrictions. Yes, it supports other languages. You can find more details here: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7550584