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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 17065 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product, speaker is lacking

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    LWesley28
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    Great product but speaker is lacking. Need to pair it with another Bluetooth speaker though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best smart speaker for the price!

    Posted
    Pen15club
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    Good for linked smart activities and the news but audio quality is lacking for anything other than Lo-Fi background music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Returned

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    Verified
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    Returned due to lack of being able to connect as a music speaker.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Google Home Mini

    Posted
    FiremanJim
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    I like the smaller size, but the tactile functions are a bit lacking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay

    Posted
    Andrew
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    It's an alright product but it lacks in many questions you may ask.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    CatTiger
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    Good product and functionality, however, still has limitations as it grows its knowledge when we ask it about specific things.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Useful and Convenient

    Posted
    Mike
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    Only drawback is the ridiculous questions kids come up with to ask.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun but Limited

    Posted
    swarkn
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    This device has some fun features but still lacks a lot functionality that could make it better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good smart speaker but lacks music services

    Posted
    Josh
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    This is a really good smart speaker. I really like the google Assistant but the only problem is the google home lacks a lot of music services. For example, on Amazon Alexa, not only do you get the basic music services, you get Apple Music and much more. On this speaker you only get google play, YouTube Music, Pandora, and Spotify free. Other then that, this is a very good smart speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lack of functionality

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    Ahad
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    We're an Alexa household but received these for free with a promotion. Overall has good listening capability and form. It's lacking some function with my Sony android TVs with built in chrome cast. It seems to do some things that Alexa doesn't but also doesn't do some things that Alexa does. If I would have paid for this it would have been disappointing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    smart speaker.

    Posted
    Neeraj
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    Compact, yet powerful, the Google Home Mini is one of the smartest miniature smart speakers available. HIGHS Individual voice recognition gives tailored responses Seamlessly integrates all the features of the Google platform Affordable, compact, and attractive Improved AI that responds quickly LOWS Poor hands-free calling sound quality Lacks high-quality sound

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works great but lacks some features

    Posted
    GIGO
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    The home mini speaker recognize my voice and understand me. I am not happy that I can't hook my own music collection or listen to audio YouTube without using tv Chromecast device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice alternative to Echo

    Posted
    southpawdd
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    The Google assistant technology is great. My only complaint about this device is the lack of external audio output for connecting to speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really great

    Posted
    PeopleAreGreat
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    Really great, it is a brilliant device with a lot of capabilities, the only major drawback is that we have mostly Alexa devices, so there is no integration between the 2. The Google Ai is so much better though, you won't hear hmmm I'm not sure I understand that from Google!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Strong pleasing build

    Posted
    1234
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    Easy to set up and use. Highlights Google Assistant shortcomings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good but lacks in the sound department

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    Gsbh
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    Google assistance is perfect and you can really do so much with it. The only issue is the sound that at times is not so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Okay but AI lacks

    Posted
    Nope
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    I prefer the Echo suite due to Alexa being more responsive. This one is up there in quality but doesn't compare to the Echo product suite.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Alexa is better

    Posted
    Joe4206
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    Wish I would have purchased an Amazon echo instead. Google home lacks an intercom feature to other room

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but can be better with updates

    Posted
    Thomas
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    I think the home mini is fine, yet lacking when compared to my echo. When they allow integration with bluetooth speakers as Amazon has, and they improve search results to be as functional and on point as Google Assistant they will have a winner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for smaller areas

    Posted
    Irocktees
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    Lacking the sound quality of its larger siblings, the home mini still provides all the same functions as far as voice controls. If you're invested in the google ecosystem I could honestly recommend this to anyone, without question.

    I would recommend this to a friend