10 Fun things to do with your Google Home Hub: Just before Christmas Google very kindly sent us a Home Hub as an early Christmas present. It has now been in our family for six weeks and I am not sure if we could be without it now. As soon as it arrived Hubby went out to buy a Hive which is a smart thermostat which is really useful since our current one is on the wall that our boiler is behind! We also have a robotic vacuum iRobot Roomba which integrates with our Home Hub. Although for me I still think its best feature is the ability for it to display photos of the boys when not in use. You know how I like my photos, especially of our adventures.
I have asked some other mums what they use their Google Home Hub and Google Minis for and they have come up with some great suggestions:
- Make animal and vehicle noises – It’s so much fun and distracts the three year old long enough to make breakfasts in the morning – Kate
- Beside Clock – What great idea from Sarah
- To make voice activated phone calls – while I am cooking dinner, it’s amazing how much more in touch I am with people since we got it – Amy
- Play Freeze Dance – aka musical statues. Google will give you silly dance moves to use each round and starts/stops the music for you. Helen has written a great post with 21 other fun ideas to do with your Goggle home.
- Send messages to other rooms – We have 3 and you can broadcast a recorded message on all. So I can say to the one in the kitchen “Hey Google, broadcast.” pause “Hubby smells.” And it plays it on the one upstairs to tell my husband he smells of course, I could call him for dinner too – Danielle
- Play Quizzes – We use ours to play quizzes! It’s a great way to entertain the kids, teach them new things and also just enjoy time together as a family – Laura
- For Recipes – It’s so handy and encourages me to cook from scratch more often – Jennie
- Ask Jokes – The kids ask ours to tell them jokes. They don’t understand most of them but think it’s hilarious anyway! My son also uses it to ask how many days until his birthday – Emma
- Planning the day out – I work for myself and tend to have meetings and calls across the week a lot. While I’m making breakfast for the boys with one hand and packing nursery bags with the other, I can check the times of all my daily commitments handsfree through the calendar – Stacey
- Find you phone – For you by ringing it! I’ve not needed to use this function yet but it’s such a cool feature! Kate
I can see us having a lot of fun with it over the coming months. I especially like sending messages to other rooms… reminders fo homework could be fun! Have you got a Google Home Hub or Mini at home? I would love to hear about your favourite activities for it via the comments below.
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We were given a Google Home Hub as a gift by Google. I was not asked to write a post but decided to do so to share our and other experiences of using it in a family setting.