Google Home Mini FAQ

The Google Home Mini was announced at Google’s Hardware focused event in October 2017. Since then Google has sold tens of millions of small UFO-shaped smart speakers. The Google Home Mini has provided an entry-level into the Google Assistant and Google Home smart home ecosystem. We will go through a number of questions to help you get an idea of what the Google Home Mini is. Enjoy

What is the Google Home Mini?

The Google Home Mini is a smart speaker that allows the user to access the Google Assistant, powered by Google Search. You use your voice to access the Google Assistant and all the features of the Connected Home. The Google Home Mini is approximately 10 cm in diameter and comes in a number of colors such as Chalk, Aqua, Charcoal, and Coral.

What can the Google Home Mini do?

The Google Home Mini can play music with your favorite music subscription(s), set up alarms, make and view calendar entries, play videos on Chromecast connected devices. You can use the Google Home mini to make phone calls, check traffic, weather, and the news. The Google Home Mini can connect to your smart home devices and control them over WiFi. You can also find flights, or check flight status, book hotel rooms and discover places to visit. The Google Home Mini can also help you search for specific information such as spelling, definitions, stock prices, distances between locations, quotes, poems, medical information, and facts about almost anything on you can search for on Google’s search engine. The Google Home Mini also acts as a way to broadcast events at home such as arrival time, dinner time, or tell everyone to wakeup.

What does the Google Home Mini work with?

The Google Home Mini is integrated within the Google Home Smart Home Ecosystem. The Google Home Mini works with devices such as (but not limited to): Google Nest Hub Max, August Smart Lock Pro, Ecobee Thermostat, Philips Hue, Chromecast, Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Cams, Orbit B-hyve, Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Openers, Sengled, Teckin, AduroSmart, GE Enbrighten, GE ‘C’ series, SwitchBot, Flic, Tile
Can Google Home Mini Call 911 or Emergency Services?
The Google Home Mini cannot call or dial 911 or Emergency Services since there is a need for a return number with 911 or Emergency Services.

How Does the Google Home Mini work?

The Google Home Mini works by making voice commands to the Smart Speaker. You will need to say the ‘wake’ word in order to activate the Google Home Mini. The wake words are
1) “Hey Google” or; 2) “Ok Google.”
Once the wake words are said, the Google Home Mini activates the Google Assistant to receive your command or query. The Google Home Mini requires a Wireless Internet connection over WiFi. The Google Home mini can operate on both 2.4 GHz or 5GHz connections. There are two far-field microphones the smart speaker which can hear you from far distances. The Google Home Mini can also learn your voice to ensure that the information provided is based on your personal search and need