Predicting future prospects
One of the weaknesses of the Google Home device is epitomised in a single phrase: “I haven’t learned that yet”. Many of the instructions are frustratingly specific, and if you don’t stick to them you’re unlikely to get what you want. With Google Home listening, and Google editors working hard, we’d expect this to improve going forward, but it can’t happen soon enough.
Likewise, better creative connections with the smart home are an exciting prospect, and increasingly likely. Google has made the Conversation Actions and the Conversation API available to developers, meaning partners can manage their own integrations. So where the Echo may keep pushing Amazon products, Google Home will expand to a wider range of companies and services.
This could make Google Home the ultimate facilitator for luxury living. Smart integration of technology gives you true control over your home’s ambience, from the colour of the lighting and power of the fire, to the music playlist and timing of your evening meal. In the end, that’s worth more to many of us than a mere voice-powered search engine.