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Google - Smart Light Starter Kit with Google Assistant-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 487 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as Advertised

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    laserwizard
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This worked as I would have expected - nothing remarkable other than the GE light that came with the Google product worked as it should; this is surprising since the very same bulbs I acquired last week have demonstrated a profound inability to work as they should (other than to light up). These bulbs are the same as the one that came with the google product and would not work with the google product (and the factory reset procedure is one of the worst ever designed so I gave up and just use them as bulbs). The google product recognized the ONE GE bulb and there was an easy process to install.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works like the other 6 google assistants I have.

    Posted
    Webzpinner
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I have several google assistants in my home, in every room and on portable devices. This synced with them easily. Light turns on, light turns off. The light isn't compatible with my Phillips Hue system, so I relegated it to a rarely used covered side porch. The GE bulb is ok, but I vastly prefer the Hues lights.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Way to Get Started on Your Smart Home

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    TechnicallyWell
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    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    [[ Setup ]] The setup process was very easy. Install the smart bulb and plug in the Google Home Mini?in the same room. Since the bulb is Bluetooth-based, it will only work a short distance from the Google Home Mini. 1. Download the?Google Home app to your iPhone, iPad ? or Android device. Upon opening the app, I saw a banner asking me to "Setup 1 Device". 2. The app walked me through setting up the Google Home Mini first. 3. The app then automatically asked me if I wanted to setup the bulb. ? It quickly found the bulb and added it to my Google Home profile. [[ Performance ]] I have a mix of both Amazon's Alexa and Google Home at my house and I find that the Google Home is a little better at understanding my voice commands and a little quicker at responding. I was pleasantly surprised at the sound performance of the Home Mini's speaker. ? It's definitely better than the Amazon Echo (2nd generation) with decent minds and highs and a tiny bit of bass. ? Listening to Pandora was definitely doable and sounded a lot better than my iPhone's built-in speakers. The Google Home Mini also is fast to control the included GE smart bulb, responding almost instantly to commands to turn the bulb on and off and also to adjust the brightness. ? However, the bulb connects via Bluetooth, which limits its range compared to other wireless connections such as WiFi, Zwave and Zigbee. ? Therefore, the Google Home Mini and the GE smart bulb should be located in the same room (or the next room over) to avoid communications issues. [[ Features ]] The GE smart bulb does what most smart bulbs do: turns on and off and dims from 0% to 100%. ? Unfortunately, the bulb only outputs a "daylight" color temperature only and cannot change to a warmer (or colder) white color. ? It's also not a multi-color bulb, so you can't change it to "red," for example. The Google Home Mini can do a lot more than control this one bulb. ? It can give you the weather, check your calendar, control other smart home products (like Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings), play Pandora and much more. Unfortunately, the bulb included with this kit will not work with an Amazon Echo and it requires a separate hub to work with Alexa. [[ Value ]] Whether you're just getting started with a smart home or you're converting from Alexa to Google Home (or maybe maintaining both? @@@@@@@ , this starter pack is a quick and easy way to jump into home automation. ? The setup process is very easy thanks to the Google Home app's awareness of the Google Home Mini and smart bulb combo and the app easily walks you through the process of getting both up and running.

    I would recommend this to a friend