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.



  1. Margaret Gallagher Reply

    THINK I’ll have to purchase one too – they are so nifty

  2. We got a Google Home thingy a couple of weeks ago and I love it. I can’t imagine not having one now.
    I have mainly been using it to set reminders, play music and check things like the weather and news. x

  3. Awesome and totally fun ideas! Finding your phone is the least underrated. Recipes usage is our everything!

  4. I have been thinking about getting one of these! Thanks for the review!

  5. Alice Colling Reply

    I havent got one, but now I wish I did! I didn’t know you could do all this.

  6. Kayleigh Watkins Reply

    They sound very handy, and fun too, my 6 year old daughter would constantly ask for jokes or little mix, I like that you can broadcast it would be much easier my 14 year old son is always on his xbox so calling him for meals or to get in the shower, or be quiet as his sisters are going to bed would be easier xx

  7. Gemma Hendry Reply

    i alost got one at christmas think after reading this i will invest in one now

  8. I am considering buying one actually. I had no idea it had all these awesome features. Thanks a lot for sharing.


  9. I have been looking into getting a google home. I have heard great things about Google home, thank you for sharing, this is a great article to get more info on this product

  10. Geraline Batarra Reply

    That looks so fun! Thanks for sharing, looking forward to having that Google home for our house.

  11. Catherine Santiago Jose Reply

    Wow, it is so nice to hear that there’s a lot of good things that you can do with Google Home Hub and I think I need to get one of this for our house. Thank you for sharing this information with us!

  12. I’ve been wondering if I should get a Google Home Hub. The find my phone function is enough to sell me. Lol. The calendar future sounds like it would be perfect for me.

  13. This really fun. Your suggestions are so good. Thank you for sharing this information.

  14. I really would love one of these! I will have to hint for my birthday 😉

  15. lol. I learned a lot from this, I didn’t know that there are features like that.

  16. I just have the google home. I definitely need to look into expanding my collection!!

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