Google launches connected speaker with screen, but no camera

Google Home Hub

Google recently launched the new Google Home Hub at an event held in New York City.

But it is not alone.

We review products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. This might make it more affordable but means you can't video call if that's a feature you would use.

Google opted to leave off the camera for this one, and I'm not sure how to feel about it.

Google is taking a more global approach to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL launch, announcing that it will now offer its new phones in 13 countries, including Japan, Ireland, Taiwan, and France. Displays also finally learned how to play nice with Google Home speakers, so they can now be added to a speaker group in Google Home for multi-room audio.

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By contrast Amazon's screen-equipped Echo Show models don't do YouTube at all. The Home Hub perhaps embodies this move the best, using YouTube for its most useful recipe and music functions, and introducing the Home View dashboard for Nest branded smart home products. Both Facebook and Google are finding that hardware is, well, hard.

The Amazon device uses Alexa, of course, which puts it in a different eco-system entirely.

Starting with the Google Home app, the redesign brings all compatible smart devices in one place, and enables controlling them more easily, without having to go to each device's app separately. Google's is a bit smaller though, with a seven-inch display where Lenovo's comes in eight and 10 inches. The smartphone has a improved smartphone, screen and the ability to avoid spam calls by screening who is calling a device. But the Google Home Hub isn't the hub I wanted.

That differentiator seems to govern the price differential. The Google Home app helps you get all the details.

The design of the Google Home app has largely been a mess. That could be beneficial for some users, as it could mean the device is capable of streaming videos from the likes of Netflix and BBC iPlayer, something the third-party smart displays are incapable of. The Echo Spot rather less so, with a single 1.4-inch mono speaker. With Google's new Live Albums feature, also available on Home Hub, you can "enjoy a constantly updating stream of photos of the people and pets you care about and skip blurry ones and duplicates", Bonner wrote.

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