10 Best Google Home Apps

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Here are the 10 Best Google Home Apps.

10 Best Google Home Apps

1. Philips Hue

Transform the way you experience light with Philips Hue. The Philips Hue App makes it easy for you to get the most out of your Hue lights and accessories. CONTROL YOUR LIGHTS WITH EASE With the Philips Hue App, you can easily organize your individual lights into rooms. Switch rooms on/off or change the color or brightness of all your lights to match your mood or your activity. It’s easy to control no matter how many lights you have. PLAY WITH 16 MILLION COLORS Transform your lighting into an extraordinary experience with our color palette. Effortlessly choose from 16 million colors or any shade of white light. THE PERFECT LIGHT FOR ANY MOMENT OF YOUR DAY Choose from four preset light recipes that support your daily routines: Energize, Concentrate, Read and Relax. Get ready for the day with cool daylight that helps to energize your body and mind. Stay focused with finely tuned bright white light. Or put your feet up and relax with warm white light for the perfect end to the day. TRANSFORM ROOMS WITH ONE TAP Enjoy a sunset in Honolulu or a night out in London’s Soho district. Simply tap the scene to transform your room. The Philips Hue App features over 30 scenes handpicked by our lighting designers. Let their expertise help you instantly transform your room. BRING YOUR PICTURES TO LIFE With our state of the art picture-to-light algorithm you can easily transform your favorite picture into a personal Philips Hue scene. The algorithm extracts the relevant colors and intelligently applies them to your lights. Now you can use your Hue lights to relive your memories using your own pictures. YOUR LIFE, YOUR LIGHTING ROUTINES Automate your lights any way you want. Start at a specific time or when the sun goes down, turn on and off or activate a scene. You can even mimic being home by randomizing the routine. HOME AND AWAY Set it and forget it. With the App’s location awareness feature, your lights will automatically turn on when you arrive at your front door or turn off when you leave home. WAKE UP AND GO TO SLEEP Configure your lights to help you fall asleep at night and wake up energized. Create your own personal sleep routines to automatically dim the lights in the evening or gently wake you up in the morning. VOICE CONTROL: YOU TALK, HUE RESPONDS Surprise your guests or simply never struggle again while walking into a dark home with your hands full. Whether you want to turn your lights on and off or change the brightness of a room, a lot can be done using your voice. Explore the possibilities of voice control with the voice assistant of your choice. Discover more on: www.meethue.com

2. SmartThings

With SmartThings, you can connect and control multiple devices quicker and easier. No matter where you are, you can monitor and control smart devices, home appliances (refrigerator, wine cellar, washer, dryer, oven range, dishwasher, cooktop, robot vacuum, air conditioner, air purifier and etc.) , TVs, and speakers registered on the server. [Key features] – Remotely control and check the status of devices registered through a Wi-Fi AP. – Group multiple devices into a Mode and control them simultaneously. – Configure your device settings, including the time and operating conditions, and operate them automatically. – Invite others to a location where devices are registered to enable shared control. – The notification feature allows you to receive status information about your device. ※ SmartThings is optimized for Samsung smartphones. Some features may be limited when used with other vendors’ smartphones. ※ Some features may not be available in all countries. [App requirements] Some mobile devices may not be supported. – RAM size : 2GB over ※ App permissions The following permissions are required for the app service. For optional permissions, the default functionality of the service is turned on, but not allowed. [Required access permissions] • Location: Find nearby devices using Bluetooth or BLE. Automate actions using GPS. (GPS is optional.) [Optional access permissions] • Camera: Scan QR codes. • Contacts: Verify user information that will be delivered while transferring files. • Microphone: Used to provide voice control function using microphone. • Storage: Save and use plugins and app data, and transfer content and files via the app. • Phone: Check for app updates, identify the user’s country, and transfer content and files via the app. If your system software version is lower than Android 6.0, please update the software to configure App permissions. Previously allowed permissions can be reset on Apps menu in device settings after software update.

3. Smarter 3.0

Reinvent your kitchen with Smarter! Control the new generation of Smarter products from wherever you are in, and out, of the home via the Smarter app. Beautifully designed from the ground up, the Smarter app connects and allows full control of the latest editions of the iKettle and Smarter Coffee and FridgeCam. Now also introducing the latest in Smarter’s product recognition technology “SmarterAssist”, the FridgeCam now has the ability to recognise and track items in your fridge. Smarter app’s all-new innovative features include industry-leading BlinkUp from Electric Imp, allowing simple and secure device pairing to Smarter products in just seconds. Use the Smarter app to also setup an IFTTT account to connect you to other smart home devices.

4. Nest

At Google Nest, we make products that are beautiful, helpful and easy to use. The Nest app is no exception. Control your Nest thermostat, arm and disarm your Nest Secure alarm system, see your home with Nest Cam, and get an alert if Nest Protect goes off – all in one place. And receive notifications on your Android phone or tablet. Nest uses sensors, algorithms, and the location of your phone to do the right thing automatically, turning off the heat and turning on the camera when you leave. Forget to set the alarm? It will notice, and send you a Remind Me alert. Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E Thermostats that program themselves to help you save energy. – Change the temperature from the subway or the sofa using your phone. – See how much energy you used, and why. – View and edit your schedule. – Get extreme temperature alerts before your home gets too cold. Nest Secure alarm system – Arm and disarm your home remotely from the app. – Receive a Remind Me alert if you leave home and forget to set the alarm. – Receive a security alert on your phone telling you what triggered the alarm – a door or window opening, or someone entering a room. Nest Protect The smoke and carbon monoxide alarm that thinks, speaks, and alerts your phone. – Get an alert if Nest Protect senses smoke or carbon monoxide. (Requires Wi-Fi and a working internet connection.) – Silence an alarm from your phone with App Silence. (Nest Protect 2nd gen only.) – See the status of your batteries, sensors, and Wi-Fi connection. – Run a Safety Checkup to test all your alarms at once. (Nest Protect 2nd gen only.) – See your Safety History so you know when alerts happened and why. Nest Cam IQ Indoor and Outdoor, Nest Cam Indoor, Nest Cam Outdoor, and Dropcam The security cameras that let you see your home on your phone, inside and out. – Get alerts when there’s activity, and talk back to get someone’s attention. – See what you missed with snapshots of the last three hours. – Check in 24/7 with crisp 1080p HD video (Nest Cam and Dropcam Pro only). – Get person alerts (or familiar face alerts with Nest Cam IQ) and up to 30 days of video history when you subscribe to Nest Aware. (Subscription service sold separately.) Nest Hello Know who’s knocking. – 24/7 video streaming means you’ll never miss a moment. – Designed to show you everything at your doorstep – people head to toe, or packages on the ground. – Knows the difference between a person and a thing. – Notifies you about visitors, even if they don’t ring the bell. – HD Talk and Listen lets you have a seamless conversation with someone at your door. – When you can’t answer the door, quick responses let you reply to visitors with prerecorded audio messages. Nest x Yale Lock The lock for a more secure connected home. – Instead of sharing keys, assign passcodes to people you trust in the Nest app. – Get an alert when someone locks or unlocks the door. – With Home/Away Assist and Auto-Lock, your door can lock itself when you leave. Some features require a working internet connection, Wi-Fi, and/or Bluetooth.

5. AutoVoice

Create custom voice commands for Google Now and automate everything with your voice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TToDlfHlDzM Get started here: http://joaoapps.com/autovoice/ Check the FAQ here: http://joaoapps.com/autovoice/faq/ As seen on ★Life Hacker ★Android Police ★Android Central ★Android Community ☑ Add custom voice commands to Google Now/Assistant/Google Home and Amazon Echo https://youtu.be/q21X3wVAXI8 ☑ Natural Language Speak naturally! You don’t need to remember the exact commands you set up: https://youtu.be/SboXku53g9o ☑ Say voice commands from your Mac, Windows, Linux PC or another Android device Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vxslPnywus ☑ Takes less than 1 minute to set up a cool new voice command Create a new Tasker profile->Set the command filter->create task->done! ☑ Bluetooth headset compatibility Works with most bluetooth headsets! ☑ Start recognizing from Tasker Setup complex tasks with multiple voice commands or start recognizing in specific situations. Your limit is your imagination! ☑ Super flexible setup for super powerful profiles With many custom variables to use, it’s never been so easy to react to voice commands! http://joaoapps.com/autovoice/variables/ ☑ Redirect all phone audio to your Bluetooth headset Yes, all sound from your phone can be on your little non-A2DP bluetooth headset! ☑ React to your Bluetooth headset buttons in Tasker Use the regular call making buttons on your headset to do stuff in Tasker! May not work on all headset models ☑ React to the ambient noise around you Create a baby monitor, or a clapper. Noise has never been more fun! ☑ Free To Use If you don’t want to pay for the app you have the option to use it for free with rewarded ads! If you don’t want ads you can always try the free 7 day trial. After that it’ll revert to the locked version, limited to 4 character commands ☑ Awesome video showing the kind of stuff you can do with AutoVoice http://goo.gl/hqWcJ The locked version is limited to commands with 4 characters. If you want to unlock complete commands, you can do it in-app or buy the separate unlock key here: http://goo.gl/g8cKH ╭⋞⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟IMPORTANT NOTE⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⋟ (WARNING: YOU MUST HAVE TASKER INSTALLED FOR THIS APP TO BE OF ANY USE: AutoVoice is only usable as a plugin in Tasker. Please don’t rate it negatively because of this.) If you’re planning to use it, please check if your Bluetooth headset works before buying the full version! If your bluetooth headset fails to be recognized, please try disconnecting it from the phone, rebooting and reconnecting. This procedure is known to help in these situations. Please contact me if anything is wrong and I’ll respond to you promptly and try to fix it as soon as I can. Thank you. ╰⋞⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⋟ ╭⋞⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟Disclaimer⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟⋟ The app unlock may not work if you have apps installed that are designed to circumvent licensing protection. This app uses Accessibility services.

6. IFTTT

Connect your favorite apps, services, and devices to create new, seamless experiences. Over 630 apps work with IFTTT including Twitter, Telegram, Google Drive, Twitch, Weather Underground, Dropbox, Slack, and devices like Google Home, Amazon Alexa, iRobot, LIFX, Philips Hue, and your Android. Turn on connections and: • Control everything around you with your voice and Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant • Stay informed about what’s happening from publications like The New York Times and ProPublica • Always stay prepared for the weather with custom daily forecast notifications • Message roommates when you’re near the local grocery • Get an alert as soon as there’s a new Craigslist listing that matches you search • Stay safe with automated and intelligent home security alerts • Streamline your social media • Back up and share your Android photos automatically • Back up important files, photos, and contacts to cloud-storage solutions, such as Dropbox or Google Drive • Set your home thermostat to an optimal temperature when you arrive home • Post all your Instagrams as Twitter photos or Pinterest pins • Trigger events based on your current location There are thousands of use cases! New services are added every week. Some popular ones include: Sonos, YouTube, Google Calendar, Tumblr, Medium, Pocket, Square, eBay, Giphy, Automatic, Honeywell, Fitbit, Withings, littleBits, Google WiFi, Evernote, Reddit, Digg, Slack, LINE, MailChimp, Salesforce, Todoist, and hundreds more. Discover connections for: • The home, office, and car • Staying informed on news and politics • Your Android devices • Exploring outer space • Improving how you use social media Learn more at https://ifttt.com Get help https://help.ifttt.com Build on the IFTTT Platform https://platform.ifttt.com

7. Google Home

Set up, manage, and control your Google Home, Google Nest, and Chromecast devices, plus thousands of connected home products like lights, cameras, thermostats, and more – all from the Google Home app. One view of your home. The Home tab gives you shortcuts for the things you do most, like playing music or dimming the lights when you want to start a movie. Control it all with just a tap – and get to the good stuff faster. The Feed tab highlights the most important events in your home all in one place. Here you’ll also find ways to get more out of your devices and improve your home setup. Create routines that allow you to turn on lights, check the weather, play the news, and more with one simple command. See all the active audio and video streams on all your home devices in one place, change their volumes, skip to the next track, or quickly change which speakers they’re playing from. Understand what’s going on at home with a glance. The Google Home app is designed to show you the status of your home and keep you up to date with what you missed. Check in on your home anytime and see a recap of recent events. You can also get a notification if something important happens while you’re away. Set up your Nest Wifi in minutes using the Google Home app. Manage your network from your mobile device. Run speed tests, set up a guest network, and easily share your Wi-Fi password with family and friends. Decide which devices to prioritize for faster speeds and use parental controls like Wi-Fi pause to manage online time for the kids. * Some products and features may not be available in all regions. Compatible devices required.

8. Spotify: Listen to new music, podcasts, and songs

With Spotify, you can play millions of songs and podcasts for free. Listen to the songs and podcasts you love and find music from all over the world. • Discover new music, albums, and podcasts • Search for your favorite song, artist, or podcast • Enjoy playlists made just for you • Make and share your own playlists • Find music for any mood and activity • Listen on your mobile, tablet, desktop, PlayStation, Chromecast, TV, and speakers Play music for free on your mobile and tablet with Spotify. Listen to music, albums, playlists, and podcasts wherever you are. With Spotify, you have access to a world of free music, curated playlists, artists, and podcasts you love. Discover new music, podcasts and listen to your favorite artists, albums, or create a playlist with the latest songs to suit your mood. Spotify also offers free music, curated playlists and thousands of podcasts you can’t find anywhere else. Find music from your favorite artists, and listen to new music for free. • Free music and podcasts made easy – Listen to a playlist, album or play music by any artist on shuffle mode Listen to music and podcasts on your tablet for free • Play any song, artist, podcast, album, or playlist and enjoy a personalised music experience Spotify Premium features • Listen to an album, playlist, or podcast without ad breaks. With Spotify you can play music by any artist, at any time on any device–mobile, tablet, or your computer. • Download and play music for offline listening. • Enjoy amazing sound quality on personalized music and podcasts. • Discover new music or curated playlists that suit your mood. With Spotify you’ll get a personalized music experience like no other. • No commitment – cancel any time you like. Want to discover new music? Find music that you’ll love today! Choose our curated playlists, new albums or get personalized music recommendations. Love Spotify? Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/spotify Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/spotify Please note: This app features Nielsen’s audience measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, such as Nielsen’s Audio Measurement. If you don’t want to participate, you can opt-out within the app settings. To learn more about our digital audience measurement products and your choices in regard to them, please visit http://www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.

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