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How popular are smart home devices using Google Home?

posted 22 Nov 2017, 04:38 by C Byrne   [ updated 24 Nov 2017, 02:39 ]
Google Assistant is a virtual personal assistant developed by Google. Unlike Google Now, Assistant can engage in two-way conversations. Assistant initially debuted as part of Google's messaging application Allo, and its voice-activated speaker Google Home. It is possible to control over 1,000 smarthome devices including lights, switches, plugs, thermostats etc using Google Home. Google's Nest home automation system appears to be a worldwide failure, so let's look at other devices e.g. the Phillips Hue lighting system.

Looking at worldwide English language search data from Google Keyword Planner, smart home devices using Google Home would appear to be a worldwide failure at time of writing looking at search volumes for related Google Home commands.

For the following Google Home commands with / without the following prefixes 'ok google' / 'hey google' (used to activate the device) the only ones with a search volume of 10 or above per month globally on Google are 'turn on all of the lights' & 'dry my clothes' with 30 & 20 respectively:

  • Turn on all of the lights 
  • Turn off all of the lights 
  • Start vacuuming 
  • Stop vacuuming 
  • Start washing my clothes 
  • Do the laundry 
  • Stop washing my clothes 
  • Is the laundry clean? 
  • Dry my clothes 
  • Stop drying the laundry 
  • Are the clothes dry? 
  • Wash the dishes 
  • Stop washing the dishes 
  • Are the dishes clean?



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