Smart Home

Google Assistant: Google’s voice assistant

Google Assistant operate your smart home products.Some examples of smart products that are easy to operate are smart speakers and smart lighting .

Google Assistant is Google’s voice assistant that helps answer questions, perform tasks, or answer other voice messages. It can also operate devices for you and advise you if it thinks necessary, such as a traffic jam on the way to work. Some examples include answering the question of what the weather is, looking for information on Google or telling you that there is a traffic jam on your route to work. For example, there are many different questions to ask and commands to be issued to the voice assistant. The Google Assistant picks up your commands when you start by saying ‘Hey Google’ or ‘Ok Google’.

Google Assistant

What can you do with Google Assistant

As mentioned earlier, you can ask questions or hand out commands to the voice assistant. The most used and most useful function is to operate your smart home products. Some examples of smart products that are easy to operate are smart speakers and smart lighting .

Google Assistant

For example, if you have the Google Nest Audio smart speaker, you can say ‘Hey Google, play Spotify’ , the smart speaker will then play your favorite music.

For example, you can link smart lighting from Philips Hue to each other and operate it . When you get home you can say ‘Hey Google, turn on the lights’ then your lights will turn on.

Smart home applications

More and more smart home products can be discovered that work with Google Assistant. The product groups below all have products under their care that feature Google voice controls:

  • Smart speakers
  • Smart displays
  • Smart lighting
  • Smart thermostats
  • Smart plugs
  • Smart doorbells
  • Smart door locks
  • Smart smoke detectors
  • Smart vacuum cleaners
  • Smart radiator controls
  • Media streamers
  • Security cameras
  • Alarm systems

It is important to always check carefully when you buy a smart home product which support the device offers. Always check whether it can be connected to your current smart home products and whether it can be operated with Google Assistant.

Watch a nice video below from our editors with funny questions for the Google Assistant:


Ultimately, products with Google Assistant are always fun and smart to have around the house. But what are the actual benefits ? Below we list a number of advantages:

  • You will receive immediate answers to all your questions.
  • You can operate your devices hands-free, only with your speech. For example switching smart lighting on or off.
  • You have the option to connect multiple devices and operate them jointly with the Google Assistant.
  • You can use Google Assistant to perform tasks such as being a timer while cooking.