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What is the difference between Google Home Hub and Google home?

Last Updated: 29th June, 2020

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At 3.86 inches in diameter and 1.65 inches high, the Google Home Mini is about the size of a doughnut. The Google Nest Hub is rectangular, a little over 4.5 inches tall, and it has a 7-inch touchscreen display. Nest Hub Max comes in at 9.85 inches by 7.19 inches and has a 10-inch screen.

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Also question is, what is the difference between Google Hub and Google home?

The Hubs have a pull-down screen that gives you access to and control over your smart home devices. On the Hub, you can watch video tutorials, while a regular Home, Home Mini, or Home Max will read you the instructions.

Additionally, what is better Google home or Google nest? It has the same features of Google Assistant as its larger siblings, but in a much more manageable size. The Google Nest Hub is a great choice for those with compatible smart home devices, offering excellent control, whilst also delivering a good enough sound and all the features that come with Google Assistant.

Regarding this, what does a Google Home Hub do?

The new Google Home Hub serves as command central, uniting your team of home automation devices and allowing you to easily access the video doorbell, cameras, lights, and other smart devices with only your voice.

Is a Google Home Hub worth it?

If you've got compatible smart home products installed, the Google Nest Hub is totally worth its cover price – and absent of any unwanted video calls/privacy issues. But if you're already invested in Amazon then it might not make sense for you. Otherwise it's the perfect addition to any smart home.

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