CNET First Look
Meet the new Google HomeThe new Google Home goes beyond simple voice controls with more advanced, conversational AI. Lexy Savvides shows you what Google Home can do. Home will cost $129 and is available for preorder now.
[SOUND] This is the $129 Google Home, a speaker that you can talk to and control elements within your home. So let's take a look at the actual configuration of the Hardware first up. At the top is the capacitive touch panel, you can use this to start and stop music playback, you can use it to adjust the volume or you can simply just touch and hold so you don't actually need to say okay Google and then complete your request. The base, there are a couple speakers here and you can also change these covers as well, and if you're worried about the home listening into your conversations there is a mute button here at the back. All you need to do is just press it, and then it's no longer listening for your active conversations. Such as when you say, okay Google, to trigger an event. So, let's go and take a look and see what it can do around the home. Okay Google, change the temperature to 75 degrees. You got it. Setting the kitchen to 75 degrees. Okay, Google. Play puppy videos on my TV. [BLANK_AUDIO] Sure, playing puppy from YouTube on kitchen TV. [BLANK_AUDIO] The Google Home can also search the web, translate between multiple different languages, and plenty more functionality. It is $129 on preorder now available, in November. Find out more about the Google Home at CNET.com. [SOUND]