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tvmaster2 03-01-2018 10:09 AM

Google Home & Logitech Harmony vs. Amazon Echo
 
Iím currently using Amazon Echo Dot with my Logitech Harmony Hub to control an eight piece Tv system.
However....
Amazon just bought RING doorbells, and I have one of those too. The thought of Amazon having access to both indoors and out concerns me, so...

Is anyone using Google Home with Harmony Hub and SageTV, etc with great success? I see itís possible, but I donít know anyone using Google Home for home theater control, personally...

wayner 03-01-2018 10:27 AM

What are you using voice control for? Just to stop and start activities or also to do other remote control actions like Play, Pause, etc.

The upside to the Amazon purchase of Ring is that you could get an Echo Spot and see who is at the door on them.

tvmaster2 03-01-2018 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by wayner (Post 614613)
What are you using voice control for? Just to stop and start activities or also to do other remote control actions like Play, Pause, etc.

The upside to the Amazon purchase of Ring is that you could get an Echo Spot and see who is at the door on them.

I can see who’s at the door with either my android phone, tablet or iPad. That’s not a problem. I mainly use voice control for the On/Off function. Sure, the Harmony remote can do that as well, but my spouse prefers the voice method. Volume, channel selection, input changing....mostly done with the remote.

panteragstk 03-01-2018 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by tvmaster2 (Post 614614)
I can see whoís at the door with either my android phone, tablet or iPad. Thatís not a problem. I mainly use voice control for the On/Off function. Sure, the Harmony remote can do that as well, but my spouse prefers the voice method. Volume, channel selection, input changing....mostly done with the remote.

I use them to control my harmony with my voice.

tvmaster2 03-01-2018 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by panteragstk (Post 614622)
I use them to control my harmony with my voice.

You use what? Which? Amazon or Google products? Which interfaces with your Harmony Hub?

KarylFStein 03-02-2018 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by tvmaster2 (Post 614624)
You use what? Which? Amazon or Google products? Which interfaces with your Harmony Hub?

Amazon does. I don't know about Google.

tvmaster2 03-02-2018 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by KarylFStein (Post 614643)
Amazon does. I don't know about Google.

Thanks. I have Amazon Dot as well. It looks like very few people use Google Assistant with Logitech Harmony Hub

NetworkGuy 03-03-2018 11:22 AM

Funny Story.

I was at a presentation at Google Headquarters in NYC last year. There were about 100 people in the audience. One of the speakers asked how many people had a Google Home. Only 2 people raised their hands. He then made the mistake of asking how many had Amazon Alexa. About half the audience raised their hands.

There are just way more people using Alexa.

panteragstk 03-03-2018 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by tvmaster2 (Post 614624)
You use what? Which? Amazon or Google products? Which interfaces with your Harmony Hub?

I have both actually. I put up the Google home just because I got it cheap and haven't had time to mess with it.

I have an Echo Dot that I used for a while and it was great. There is a Harmony skill that I use to power off my A/V stuff and it auto discovered my lights.

I use Alexa built into my thermostat now. Still works, but the mic isn't as good.

panteragstk 03-03-2018 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by NetworkGuy (Post 614650)
Funny Story.

I was at a presentation at Google Headquarters in NYC last year. There were about 100 people in the audience. One of the speakers asked how many people had a Google Home. Only 2 people raised their hands. He then made the mistake of asking how many had Amazon Alexa. About half the audience raised their hands.

There are just way more people using Alexa.

Alexa has been around longer so market penetration is higher. The Home products are gaining traction, but are going to be behind for a while.

tvmaster2 03-04-2018 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by panteragstk (Post 614657)
Alexa has been around longer so market penetration is higher. The Home products are gaining traction, but are going to be behind for a while.

Let us know if you test the Google device with the Logitech Harmony Hub, as my whole home being observed by Amazon gives me the willies. Lol

stanger89 03-05-2018 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by tvmaster2 (Post 614665)
Let us know if you test the Google device with the Logitech Harmony Hub, as my whole home being observed by Amazon gives me the willies. Lol

They kind of all creep me out. Maybe once they get to the point of being like JARVIS they'll finally be worth the costs.


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