I use Google Home to have voice controls for all my devices and as a digital assistant. Devices relevant for voice controls are exposed to Google Assistant via the Nabu Casa integration. In my apartment I've deployed 5 Google Home devices to reach 100% coverage of voice recognition in all rooms. In addition to voice control they also serve as smart speakers for playing music or notifications.
Some of the commands I use most often:
Okay Google ...
- [open/close] the blinds
- turn [all/the bedroom/the living room] lights [on/off]
- play [music/radio] [.../on everywhere]
- add [item] to the shopping list
- what's the temperature [inside/outside]?
- turn off the tv
|Google Home||The original Google Home. Has pretty good sound quality from multiple speakers. I have one placed near the computer desk and I use it to listen to music.||1|
|Google Home Mini||This a small version of a Google Home, it has only one speaker. I have one in the bathroom, bedroom and loggia. They're decent enough to listen to music ocasionally.||3|
|Google Nest Hub||This one is also a smart display. It can show receipts, timers, maps, youtube videos and more. I have one in the kitchen, it's ideal for cooking. Also nice to see the weather forecast for the whole week. It has a touch screen but I operate it only by voice 95% of the time.||1|