In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul introduce two home audio devices: the Google Home & an Amazon Echo Dot. Both of these devices have various functions, some of which may apply to the homeowner. Over the next few videos, Handyguys Brian and Paul will compare and contrast these two home audio devices particularly as they relate to home automation.
Home Audio Device Comparison
At a basic level, both home audio devices can function as speakers for music devices. In addition, both devices can answer questions and tell jokes; however, the Google Home is better for answering trivial things such as how many miles it is to the moon. Both home audio devices can also connect to their respective music services and can upload songs from your phone to a certain point.
One difference between the two devices is that the Amazon Echo Dot connects via auxiliary cord while the Google Home must be casted wirelessly to each device. The Amazon Echo Dot is more compatible with Amazon products such as the Amazon Fire whereas the Google Home does not connect with Google products as easily. Finally, it is easier to order things from the Amazon Echo Dot than it is from the Google home as the device is connected straight to your Amazon account.
Usefulness for a Homeowner
In terms of home ownership, are these home audio devices necessary? The Handyguys will look into the usefulness of home audio devices from a homeowner standpoint over the next few episodes. In this episode, they give an overview of the usefulness of the tools. At a basic level though, the devices can do basic math for the homeowner when they are working around the house. However, these home audio devices have greater use than basic math. These devices have the capability to interface with home automation tools. Stay tuned to learn whether home audio devices are essential for the homeowner.