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Top 5 things Google Home can do that Amazon's Alexa can'tGoogle's smart speaker outdoes Amazon in some key ways.
These are the top five things Google Home can do that Alexa can't. These features could change with the magic of a software update, but as of right now this list is accurate. At #5, a bunch of little things. There are some minor features that Google Home has that no Alexa product does. The base of the device can be switched for another speaker cover. The top of the device is a touch panel. You can activate home to listen to, by saying either Hey Google or Okay Google. It's the little things guys. [SOUND] At number four access Google music directly, maybe you are one of those human being who uses Google to play music. If you want to live into that music services on an Amazon device you can do it. Well you will have to use the bluetooth connection, with Google Home you get direct google play music access without needing a separate device, boom. At number three send video to a Chromecast. Alexa has some home theater skills but nothing like this one, if you've got a Chromecast device. Google home can send audio or video to it just by asking. Right now the video selection is limited to just YouTube but Google says Netflix support is coming. At number two multiroom audio, this one is kind of mind bungling and Amazon Smart Speakers don't support multi room audio, Google Home does. So if you have multiple Google Home devices, you can have the audio synced up or just send audio to another room. And at number one Google Assistant. Alexa's pretty bright but if you ask complex things you'll be disappointed. Google Home has a version assist baked right in. When you ask a question you will likely get an answer. The answers aren't always perfect but it's better than hearing this. Sorry I didn't understand the question I heard. Be sure to check out the top five things that Alexa can do that Google Home can't at top5.cnet.com. Let me hear your opinions @IYAZ on twitter and I'll see you online.