Google Home Hub, the first smart display of the Mountain View giant, announced at the event made by Google 2018. The rumors of a few days ago were substantially right: the heart of everything is Assistant, which allows you to interact with Hub using voice commands.
Unlike Facebook Portal/Portal Plus, Google Home Hub does not have a video camera – a deliberate choice says the company so that it can be used without worry even in the most private rooms of your home.
However, Google Home Hub is a device designed for the whole family: Voice Match technology allows Assistant to recognize the person who is sending voice commands and react using the correct Google account. The display is able to automatically adjust brightness and color temperature, so as not to strain your eyes at any time of day (the display turns off automatically in the night).
If not in use, Home Hub becomes an extremely sophisticated digital frame, thanks to a deep integration with Google Photos. The new Live Album feature allows you to create dynamic collections that include certain people; it updates automatically as you take new photos. Google Photos AI automatically excludes blur, over- or under-exposed photos, move, and so on.
Other interesting features include a YouTube experience optimized for watching videos – particularly useful in the kitchen; there is also a “downtime” mode, thanks to which Hub does not interact with anyone, except for alarms and urgent notifications; and a parental control allows you to set specific filters for children.
Google Home Hub price has been set at $149.00 and already available for pre-order via BestBuy online store and will go on sale from October 22nd. The company also offer six months of YouTube Premium on purchasing Home Hub and comes in Sand, Aqua, Chalk, and Charcoal color options.