What to know about Google Home

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 12:47:29 PM. YOU would have to be living under a rock not to have seen the Google Home advertisements on your television screens and around your city.
The Google Home smart speaker officially launched in Australia in July 2017. YOU would have to be living under a rock not to have seen the Google Home advertisements on your television screens and around your city. Maybe you’ve even gone out and purchased one of the devices and been using the basic features showcased by the product or discovering all of the Aussie Easter eggs . While these well-known features of Google Home can be fun to use, there are multiple ways to get the most out of your device that you might not be aware of. By taking advantage of web-based service IFTTT (IF This Then That), you can use “applets” to make your internet-connected services work better with your Google Home. To connect IFTTT with your Google Home, you’ll need to sign up to a free account with the service and then search for “Google Assistant”. Once you connect the Google account that’s linked to your device, you will be ready to run applets — here are our five favourites. 1. FIND YOUR PHONE If you are home alone and lose your mobile phone, finding it can be a hugely frustrating task. Thankfully, Google Home can come to the rescue. All you need to do is say “OK, Google, find my phone” and your Google Assistant will initiate a call to your device — assuming it’s not on silent. To keep with the cheeky nature of Google Home, when you answer your phone you get a prerecorded message saying, “Hooray! You found your phone”. Two of the IFTTT applets available Source: Supplied 2. TAKE NOTES TO BE...Read more
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