Essentially no. It is no where near as intuitive as...
October 08, 2019
Essentially no. It is no where near as intuitive as Alexa. And doesn't sync to ring any more since amazing bought ring last month. No innate chime option to the device for the doorbell, only turns the camera on but no audible notification.
Exactly what we were looking for our kitchen – – a screen to display and verbally assist with cooking and baking and also to be used as a digital photo slideshow. And a huge plus, many more features that we weren’t even aware were possible. Great product!
I purchased this device for use in the kitchen since I thought it would be a convenient way to view recipes without needing to have a tablet or phone in the kitchen.
The device has MANY limitations in this regard.
1. You cannot load your own recipes into the device. You can only use recipes from Google's "certified partners".
2. You can copy the recipes from the "certified partners" into your own cookbook, but there is no way to search that cookbook for the recipe unless you know the exact name of the recipe. (Hmmm...what that recipe called "Savory Parmesan Chicken" or was it "Tasty Parmesan Chicken")
3. The device has voice-recognition capability, which would seem to be nice, but if I load recipes into my cookbook, and my wife loads recipes into her cookbook...we can't see each other's saved recipes. I can only see my saved recipes, and she can only saved hers. There's no way to share recipes across members of the same household through the Nest Hub.
Not ready for prime time in the kitchen.
I bought this to have a display for my Google Nest Hello video doorbell. I wanted it to give me an alert when someone came to my door--not only when someone rings the doorbell.
I expect this is a common configuration: one Nest Hello and one Google Nest Hub. Yet I am unable to find any clear, concise directions on how to set this up. It works so long as someone rings the doorbell, but not if they just step up onto the porch or knock the door.
After going through webpage after webpage of less than helpful information, I finally gave up and contacted Nest Hello support. Their response was that I should contact Google Home support. IT'S THE SAME COMPANY!
I will never again buy hardware from Google or any of its subsidiaries.
Do not buy this, get yours from someone who will provide support.
I have had a google home for about 2 years, and just got the home hub.
If’s Cast makes for a great little tv in the morning to watch YouTube daily videos while in bed. Overall it works great at the bedside.