I would like peoples input to help me please.
I’m starting to think about what to go for. I am a Prime member on Amazon and I have an Android phone. So which way do I turn.
Does one have specifics over the other which makes it the better choice. I just cant decide. Well i am swayed to Amazon but is that the best choice.
I would like to hear from those who have either and there likes, dislikes. The benefits or lack of benefits from there device they use.
I would like an all round device, one that connects to all smart devices and services. And the one that will connect better to the other if there is something, a particular thing you want or need. Say using Google device to play Amazon music.
Thanks in advance.
<p>Google. </p><p><br></p><p>Without questions it's better. I have an Echo/Alexa and Google Home. Alexa isn't as "smart" as the Google Assistant. For one thing, the Google Assistant is natively built into your phone. That's a huge advantage. Sure you can probably setup Alexa to work with your phone, but that process can be a bit messy and who the heck wants to go thru that? </p><p><br></p><p>Like I said, I have both and I have had them for the past couple of years. I am gonna phase out Alexa, because I (and my family) are not using so much. People will tell you, that Alexa has more "skills" and I believe that is true. However, Google has all the "skills" any person can need without the utlization of more 3rd party apps. LOL…how many timer skills (or apps) does one need?</p><p><br></p><p>With Google Home, I can tell the assistant to play any music I like. With Google Home, I can tell the Assistant to remind me at a certain time during the day to perform a task. I could be at work or somewhere else, the Google Assistant will reach me via phone or where I can get access to it. I can command the Google Assistant to turn on and off my lights in my U.S. home,……when I am in Australia. With Android TV, I can tell the Google Assistant to show me who is at the front door via my Nest Video doorbell. Heck, when a friend rings my doorbell, my Google Home announces that "Clark" is at the front door. </p><p><br></p><p>With regards to music, If I were you, I would cancel your subscription to Amazon Music and go with Youtube Premium. I believe you'll get the highest quality music streaming in the industry, but most importantly ad-free Youtube.</p><p><br></p><p>Don't get me wrong, Alexa is not bad, but it's not nearly as good as the Google Assistant devices. If you are still unsure, get them both with the intent of returning one. Test them both out. After you do so, I believe you'll choose the Google device.</p><p><br></p>
<blockquote><a href="#405666"><em>In reply to jchampeau:</em></a></blockquote><blockquote><em>I had to install a sync utility called Calendar Sync Pro to sync my calendar in Outlook to Google for that specific reason. I have it set so every 4 hours, it just mirrors my Outlook calendar to Google. Works but it just seems like you shouldn't have to do things like that. The Home should be able to interface with Office natively. Otherwise, the Home seems very good.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>
<blockquote><a href="#406334"><em>In reply to vaticanuk:</em></a><em> Flow didn't occur to me but is probably a better solution just because it isn't running on your local machine. I probably will not change anything now…If it isn't broke, don't mess with it….but it's always good to have multiple methods in case one stops working!</em></blockquote><p><br></p>
<p><a href="#406525"><em>In reply to Orin:</em></a><em> Was looking at Flow after reading vaticanuk's post. It will copy contacts too</em></p><p><br></p><p><a href="https://us.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/galleries/public/templates/b1dab790d27011e6a4d6dd74e8f2382f/daily-copy-all-outlook-contacts-to-google-contacts/" target="_blank">https://us.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/galleries/public/templates/b1dab790d27011e6a4d6dd74e8f2382f/daily-copy-all-outlook-contacts-to-google-contacts/</a></p>