Google Home has finally arrived in Australia, giving Aussies a chance to get their foot in the door with smart home technology. A smart speaker with its very own voice-activated Google Assistant, the Google Home is designed to blend in with your day-to-day life. Here are some of the things it can do.
The Google Home can also set alarms and timers, and if you're on the way out the door, you can ask it about the weather, traffic conditions, or check the distance to your destination. You'll know it's listening when the coloured lights flash on top.
If you have a disagreement, you can simply look up the answers using the Home. Google Assistant can resolve questions about random facts, sports team records, or even how certain animals sound, if that's the sort of thing you argue about.
If you want to find some Easter eggs, you can even sit around with friends reciting movie lines and famous quotes to see how Google Assistant responds. We've collated a full list of Easter eggs and Aussie surprises.
If your guests are so impressed by the Google Home that they can't stop talking about it, just hit the button on the back to mute its microphone. That way it won't keep asking, "Can you repeat the question?"
So that's the Google Home. Its features will likely keep expanding in the coming months, but for now, it's got plenty of features that come in handy in every room of the house. Check out the full list of commands for more.