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The Good The Google Home accurately answers almost any question you can think to ask it. It’s loaded with cool features that allow it to make calls, control your smart home, help out in the kitchen and more. It even sounds pretty good when playing music and can control your TV.

The Bad Google’s marquee smart speaker still can’t do a couple of basic tasks such as take notes. Its sound quality won’t be good enough if you’re an audiophile. Google Home has caught up, but still doesn’t work with as many smart home gadgets as the Amazon Echo.

The Bottom Line Google Home is a great smart speaker with a ton of capabilities, but you have so many smart speaker options at this point that I’m less inclined to recommend this well balanced middle child.