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For those of you who're owners of the Google Home - Congratulations on getting your new Google Home speaker! Once you plug it in and set it up, it's time to fully utilize it to its’ capabilities ?. BUT for those who haven't already gotten your hands on these that's all right too, it doesn't hurt to find out what you can do with this bad boy ?. Read on to find out some really cool tricks!!!
Whether is it Google Home, Google Home Mini or Google Home Hub, it can do a lot more than play music or to update you on weather forecast. It's incredibly powerful device that can control your other smart home devices and automate your life with your voice command. Here are 5 things your Google Home can do to keep you occupied for June Holiday.
Google Home Games ?
Google Home is just not a smart speaker to you, but a friend of yours. It is incredibly useful during family or friends’ gatherings, when you can use it to play games! Yes, you read that right, games! Here are a few games you can ask Google Home to play:
Imaginary Tic-Tac-Toe is a voice only game as you will have to imagine the board in your head as you play against Google Assistant.
Mental Math Game
To practice (your) or your kid’s arithmetic, try Mental Math Game. You will be given a problem and two possible answers. Try to get all 10 questions right.
Dance to the music with your best moves that you got, then snatch a seat when the music stops. You are out if you fail to grab a seat. Reduce the number of chairs per round and continue till the last one standing.
Just say, “Hey Google, tell me a joke” and the Google Home will deliver.
Just say, “Hey Google, tell me a story” and the Google Home will deliver.
Practice Your Musical Instruments ?
You can start Voice Metronome by saying "Hey Google, tell Voice Metronome to start" or "Hey Google, tell Voice Metronome to start at 120 beats per minute."
To speed up or slow down say: "Ok Google, faster" or "Hey Google, much slower."
Or you wish to set to a specific beats per minute, you can say "Ok Google, 180" to set the metronome to 180 beats per minute.
You can also tune an instrument: "OK, Google, tune my instrument" or "OK, Google, play an F sharp." (Note: If you don't specify "flat" or "sharp," you must say "note" after stating which note you want Google Home to play, such as "play an A note.")
Baking with Google Home ?
Enjoy baking during your June Holidays, with the help of your Google Home device! It can look up recipes and substitutions, and answer questions like, “How many tablespoons are in a cup?” For Google Home Mini and Google Home, the smart device will read you the recipes or answer your questions.
Whereas, for Google Home Hub. It gets more interesting! One interesting and incredibly useful function is how Google Hub handles recipes. You can get visual step-by-step instructions on the Google Hub’s screen by simply asking for how to make certain dishes. Similar to Google Home Mini and Google Home, Google Assistant reads out each instruction by step, letting you use your voice to advance further into the recipe or even skip ahead to specific points if you’ve moved on. It will also set countdown timers for you when required, measurement calculations when you need to convert things alongside translations and to do lists. It’s the ultimate kitchen assistant.
Music, Movies and Photos ?
Google Home has been able to play music, movies and photos using Spotify, Netflix, Youtube and Google Photos. As long as you have a Chromecast connected TV, you can use your Google Home devices to play a holiday movie via Netflix on your TV or share your favorite Holiday photos with your friends and family on the big screen. Here are some useful commands:
Play movies on Netflix using Chromecast "OK, Google, play [show or movie title] on the [TV name]."
Play videos on YouTube using Chromecast: "OK, Google, play [video] on the [Chromecast name]."
Holiday Planner ?
Going on a trip during June holidays? Why not use your Google Home to help you in planning your trip? Here are some useful tips.
You can book a hotel room at the following websites: AccorHotels, Expedia, InterContinental Hotels Group, Mirai, Priceline, Travelclick and other online services: For example, "Find a hotel in San Francisco" then "Book a room at Quality Inn."
You can get flight prices to a destination: "OK, Google, how much is a round-trip flight to New York?"
Or get flights with a specific airline: "OK, Google, find me flights with Jet Blue."
Check on your flights: "OK, Google, when is my next flight?"
Discover places to visit: "OK, Google, what is there to see in Paris?"
Find restaurants to try: "OK, Google, what's the best restaurant in Berlin?"
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