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[Update 2: New Lawsuit] Sonos is suing Google for allegedly stealing patented speaker technology

The smart speaker space is one of the hottest battlegrounds in the tech world right now. These devices have slowly made their way into millions of homes across the globe, giving the companies behind them ecosystem lock-in power and access to tons of information. Google has become a major player in this market, but Sonos...

Google Home app may soon let you set a separate volume level for the Google Assistant

Google Home and Google Nest devices are more than just smart speakers and displays. They also serve as hubs where you can communicate with the Google Assistant and control your home to have them help you throughout the day. But one longstanding issue with these devices is the fact that the volume for spoken Assistant...

Google Nest speakers will soon be able to intelligently adjust volume with Ambient IQ

Way back in October of 2019, Google announced a feature called "Ambient IQ." This is not to be confused with Ambient EQ, but it is a similar concept. While Ambient EQ is about color temperature, Ambient IQ is all about volume. The feature looks to finally be on its way to the Google Nest speakers. Ambient...

Google brings back capacitive media controls on the Nest Mini, adds speaker pairing for stereo sound

The Google Home Mini was first launched back in 2017 and shortly after the launch Google had to disable its top touch functionality due to a hardware bug. The bug caused the Home Mini to wake up thousands of times a day, flashing its lights and even attempting to answer some random queries. It was...

Google is giving away a free Home Mini to Assistant users

It seems like Google has an abundance of Home Minis lying around because it's giving them away for free to everyone out there. The company has previously offered a free Home Mini to Google One subscribers and YouTube Premium members in various regions. Earlier this year, it also partnered with the Christopher & Dana Reeve...

Google finally makes it possible to move music between casting devices

Every once in a while Google adds a feature that makes people shout "finally!" If you have multiple Google Home speakers and casting devices spread throughout your home, Google just announced such a feature. Starting today, it's possible to "move" music between casting devices in your home. The situation is pretty common: you're listening to music...

[Update: Rolling Out for Everyone] Google Duo audio calling support rolls out for Google Home smart speakers

When Google introduced two new applications to tackle messaging, Allo was for text communication while Duo was there specifically for video calls. It seemed like a good idea at first with Duo being Google's version of Facetime and Allo attempting to break into the messaging ecosystem. Allo had some unique ideas, but the ecosystem was...

Next Google Home Mini may have a 3.5mm audio port and wall mount

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home have become wildly popular thanks to their cheap prices and connections with their respective smart home ecosystems. I snagged 4 Google Home Minis thanks to an insane Walmart deal, and I also bought a Google Home Hub (now called the Nest Hub) earlier this year. Google...

Amazon and Google announce free Amazon Music and YouTube Music streaming for Alexa and Google Home devices respectively

Amazon and Google are feeling friendly this week. Just days after finally settling their streaming device feud, the companies are offering free versions of their music services for smart speakers. Amazon Music can be used for free on Alexa devices and YouTube Music can be used for free on Google Home devices. Both companies are doing...

Google Home speakers can now put your Android phone into Do Not Disturb mode

One of the handiest and lesser-known features of Google Home devices is the integration with phones. Can't find your phone in your house? Just ask Google Home to ring it for you. Another cool feature that was supposed to roll out late last year is the ability to silence devices from Google Home speakers. It...

Continued Conversation begins rolling out for non-Google Home smart speakers and smart displays

Most people will agree that Google Home devices are generally smarter than Amazon Echo devices, but the "Hey Google" command is not as nice as "Alexa." One way Google has tried to make the command less cumbersome is a feature called "Continued Conversations." The feature has been available for a while, but now it's rolling...

Google Assistant gets a ton of new features: flight check-ins, Interpreter Mode, Google Maps integration, and more

Google Assistant is constantly evolving and gaining new abilities. While the tech world is hunkered down in Las Vegas for CES 2019, Google has joined the party with some big Assistant announcements. Google Assistant is gaining several new features and integrations, many of which have been requested for a while. Let's dive right in.Flight Check-insPeople...