If you want to get the most usage out of your Google Home smart system, you definitely need to read this article!
Since the smart home system has already become a common thing, there’re now lots of apps that can ease your work with those smart devices and bring more entertainment to your life. To cut in short, these apps will tur your mobile into a pocket remote control for the Google Home. This article covers various types of these apps – form apps that control your light and security system to the meditating and movie streaming applications.
Here’s the list of 11 best google home apps 2020 that worth your attention. Have a look!
Let’s start with an app called Philips Hue. As you can guess by the title, this app was developed by the Philips company and it was made to manage your smart home system.
In the first place, the main feature of this app is to remotely control and regulate the smart lightning system at your house. You also need to understand that apart from the Google home system, this app can also control your smart gadgets from Philips. To be more accurate, this app works great with lightbulbs as it is able to cover up to fifty lightbulbs at the same time.
Along with that, this app empowers you to give a name or a number for all the lightbulb at your house so it will be easy for you to find the one you want to turn on or off. Besides, you can also group all bolts of lightning in one room and control them all with one tap of your finger. It should also be mentioned that this software permits you to not only turn on the light but also change its color and set up the intensity.
In an extension of that, you can also time the lightbulbs to turn on and off whenever you want. The app also includes several lightning modes that can put some graphic scenes into life in your room. For example, the app includes a starting pack with a sunset on a beach, morning in the forest and much more. In case you want to experiment with this tool you can choose any of your pics to be done the same way.
In the long run, if you want to diversify your daily routine and have software that manages your lightbulbs, Philips Hue is an app that worth your attention. Have a look!
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The next app on our list is called SmartThings. This app is developed in South Korea and it was made for you to take the smart home system under control.
First and foremost, the main goal of this app is to automize the work of your smart system and turn your mobile into a remote control. One should note here that this app was firstly made to manage the smart home system made by the same company. However, you can use it with the Google Home as well. Apart from the previous app that is only able to regulate the lightbulbs, this one can cover multiple smart gadgets – from your conditioner to your fridge.
In the extension of that, you can group several devices into one to be able to turn them all on or off with one tap. Apart from regular turning something on and off you can also set the devices up. Moreover, you will get regular notifications on your phone about the condition of all the devices.
In case you’re using smart cameras and security systems, this app also empowers you to see everything that happens in your home in real-time. Moreover, you can move the cameras remotely from your mobile and turn it on and off if needed.
To crown it all, SmartThings is a powerful smart system controlling app that will bring your life to a whole new level. Try it now!
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Smarter 3.0 is another smart system controlling application that was made to bring your reality to a whole new level.
To start with, this application is narrowly focused on managing kitchen smart devices. As this app controls the gadgets made by the same company, it covers multiple types of it that ease your daily life. For example, this app can control the smart coffee machine, smart fridge camera and much more.
With this app on your mobile, you will be able to turn on a timer so your coffee will be ready by the time you wake up. Besides, this app shows you what happens in your refrigerator and even creates automatic to-do lists that tell you what you need to buy. To cut in short, if you use several kitchen gadgets you can regulate all its aspects with this application.
It also needs to be pointed out that this app has a stylish minimalistic interface that feels modern and a little futuristic. The app will also send you regular notifications that reflects the condition of your smart tools. That way you will know if something in your coffee machine is broken and something needs to be replaced.
In the long run, if you want to have absolute control over your smart kitchen devices. Try it now!
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The next app is called Nest and it was created to manage your smart home system remotely on your mobile.
The main purpose of this app is for you to have an understanding of whatever is going on in your home while you are not there. Apart from comfort devices this app also provides you the security of your apartment. For example, you will be able to see the condition of your smoke alarm, lock your door and modify the temperature in your home.
In the extension of that, this software can also control the cameras if you have any at your place. You will be able to see everything that is going on in your house. Moreover, you can also turn on and off the cameras individually or in groups. There’s also the ability to give names to the cameras and group them. Along with that, you will be able to move the cameras and change its angle.
Along with that, you can also set up the notifications to tell you the conditions of all the devices. That instrument empowers you to know if any device has defects and if it’s broken. Furthermore, you will also get the alert if smoke detectors catch something or your security system will ring the alarm.
In the long run, if you need a helpful tool to manage your smart home system, you should give the Nest app a try. Check it out!
As its name supposes, AutoVoice is an all-in-one Google Home assistant app that empowers you to regulate voice commands for your smart instruments. The central thing you need to know about this app is it supports various types of smart tools so it not only works with Google ones. Besides, this app works with subscription packs but it has a free version so that you could decide if you want to pay or not.
What this app actually does is it permits you to create all-new voice commands form the very beginning. Along with that, once you’re done with all the commands you can also sync smart gadgets from Google and Amazon and use the same phrases to regulate them. With the help of this app, you will be able to send text messages, play music, stream films and much more.
Furthermore, you will be able to send voice commands from your mobile, your laptop, and your tablet. Another great thing this app empowers you to do is to redirect any call to your Bluetooth headset. You will also be able to use our tools like a baby monitor and play with noises at your house.
In the long run, AutoVoice is a powerful tool that you can use to put your smart home system under control. Check it now!
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IFTTT is another must-have for all Google Home users out there. This is a useful software that permits you to make unique personalized commands for your smart instruments.
In the first place, this app is not only made for you to formulate custom commands but also for you to build in a group or a set of commands that you can trigger by using just one word or a phrase. If it sounds too difficult for you, this app collaborated with Google Home and created a web site with a detailed description of how to make a custom command.
Another thing that needs to be pointed out is this app is absolutely free with no membership packs or ads. This app also permits you to bind your beloved apps with a modern home system – there’re more than a thousand well-known apps that you can use for that.
Moreover, you can use this app to set up your modern device to bring you daily news and weather reports. Besides, you will also get regular reports from your home security system. The same thing with your social media – you will get notification pop-ups on all your gadgets.
In the long run, if you want an app to modify your smart home command, you should definitely pay attention to the IFTTT app.
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As its name supposes Google Home is an app that can manage and regulate your smart tools from Google.
First of all, this app is able to control all types of Google smart tools so there will be no need for other narrowly focused applications. Apart from all the previous apps that mostly concentrate on security and the condition of modern gadgets, this app was also made to entertain you. This app works with your Smart TV or any other similar thing and it basically serves as a remote control. That way, you can play and pause any music or a video and regulate the sound.
In an extension of that, you can also view all the pics and vids from your phone with no need to use a flash drive. Along with that, this software also controls all the lightbulbs, security cameras, smoke detectors and more. Furthermore, you can unite some devices and give them names for quick access.
Speaking about security cameras, you can view them in a real-life model, move them to change the angle and turn them on and off. Furthermore, you can regulate the intensity of your lightbulbs and switch its color. You can also set up your device to regularly report you about the current news, play music and movies.
To crown it all, if you want to have one app to manage all your modern gadgets, Google Home is an accurate app choice for you. Check it now!
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Spotify: Listen to new music, podcasts, and songs
The next app is very well-known along its sister-apps. Spotify: Listen to new music, podcasts, and songs is a music streaming app that works with all modern smart gadgets.
The main thing you need to know about this app is it is narrowly focused on streaming music. Unlike other apps on our list, you can easily use Spotify without any smart home system at all. Along with the classic music app made by Google, you can also use Spotify with your modern home system. The difference between these two platforms – Spotify is free.
To make your modern device use Spotify as the main music software you will need to adjust that in the settings. After you’ll do that, you will be able to turn on the music with your speech. In case you’re using this music service for a long time, you will also be able to play tracks from your saving playlist. Along with that, this app can also play radio and podcasts.
In the long run, if you’re looking for a free platform to stream music on your smart device, Spotify: Listen to new music is a nice app choice for you. Check it now!
Netflix is a worldwide famous streaming service application that can work with your smart home system.
The main thing you need to know about this app is was developed for you to stream your favorite films and shows. Along with the previous application, this one also has some tools and features made specifically for the users of smart tools. All you need for this software to sync with your modern home is to add your Netflix profile in the Google Home app. Once you do that you will be able to play Netflix on your Smart TV using your mobile as a remote control.
Along with that, you will also be able to regulate the sound, switch programs and shows using nothing but your voice. You can also ask your smart instrument to play a particular episode if a particular show and it will be one in seconds. All your watching history and favorites will also be available with Google Home. It should also be mentioned that subscription options for the users of smart devices are the same as for the regular app.
In the long run, if you want to have quick access to your favorite movies on your smart gadgets, you should definitely try the Netflix app. Check it out!
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Todoist: To-Do List & Tasks
As its name supposes, Todoist: To-Do List & Tasks is an app for every smart device system user that wants to improve his productivity.
The first thing that needs to be said is the software can easily serve you as a regular organizing utility if you don’t have a Google Home at your place. And if we’re talking about smart devices, this app can be used to create new voice commands and manage all aspects of your life. To be more accurate, after you’ll fill in a to-do list on your mobile you will be able to ask your smart gadget about your current plans.
In an extension of that, every task you create can be marked with a priority rating. In fact, you can set up your Google Home to warn you about your most priority tasks for today. You can whether set up text or voice reminders and choose the instruments that will bring them to you. However, this app is not completely free and you can only add eighty tasks without paying.
To crown it all, if you’re looking for an organization app that will work with your Google Home, you should try the Todoist: To-Do List & Tasks app.
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Headspace: Meditation & Sleep
And the last but not the least, Headspace: Meditation & Sleep is the health and meditation app that takes care of your well-being.
Along with some of the previous apps, this one also not made specifically for smart gadgets, but it works well with them. All you need to sync this app with your smart home system is to connect your Headspace profile with the Google Home one.
This app is great for maintaining your mental health and its even more effective when you use through the Google Home system. Moreover, the app includes a massive amount of meditation-related courses, relaxing sounds and much more – and now you can start a meditation with nothing but your voice command.
Apart from regular meditations, this app also syncs with your fitness bracelet so you can ask your smart gadget to tell you about your current pulse or heartbeat. Besides, the app also includes a collection of sounds that may help you to fall asleep faster and to wake up the same way.
In the long run, if you want to make a meditation a part of your daily routine, you should try the Headspace: Meditation & Sleep app. Check it out!