Google Nest, previously named Google Home, is a line of smart speakers developed by Google under the Google Nest brand. The devices enable users to speak voice commands to interact with services through Google Assistant, the company's virtual assistant. Both in-house and third-party services are integrated, allowing users to listen to music, control playback of videos or photos, or receive news updates entirely by voice. Google Nest devices also have integrated support for home automation, letting users control smart home appliances with their voice command.
The first device, Google Home, was released in the United States in November 2016; subsequent product releases occurred globally from 2017–2019.
Through software updates to Google Nest devices and Google Assistant, additional functionality has been added over time. For example, multiple speakers can be set up for synchronized playback of music.
The Google Home model is a cylindrical speaker that is 5.62 inches (143 millimeters) tall and 3.79 inches (96 millimeters) in diameter. The top surface of the device features colored status LEDs and features capacitive touch controls to start and stop music, and adjust the volume. A mute button is located on the back of the device, which disables the microphones.
The base of the device is covered by a shell acting as a speaker grille, which is designed to be removed and replaced with one that suits the decor of a room.
According to Statista, Google Home is the best-selling smart speaker in Sweden, with 41 percent of respondents using it in 2020.
According to Statista and en.wikipeida