Google Home is more than just Google’s brand of smart speakers. It boasts of several features, including Bluetooth audio streaming and the integration of Google Assistant. However, not only is it capable of assisting users with simple tasks, it can also help others get to sleep better. But just how would this work, especially coming from mere smart speakers?
How can Google Home Help You Get to Sleep Better?
Through simple commands, the device is capable of playing ambient sounds to help you fall asleep better. This ranges from a plethora of audio, including rain sounds, forest sounds, and even white noise. The variety of ambient sounds caters to the different tastes of users, whether you prefer the sound of water streams or the more aggressive audio of a thunderstorm.
The speaker will only play the ambient audio for a maximum of one hour. This should be an ample amount of time to help you fall asleep. The list of ambient sounds available to the device is as follows:
• White noise
• Oscillating fan sounds
• Fireplace sounds
• Relaxing sounds
• Running water sounds
• Thunderstorm sounds
• Nature sounds
• Water sounds
• Babbling brook sounds
• Ocean sounds
• Rain sounds
• Forest sounds
• River sounds
• Country sounds
• Outdoor sounds
Granted, having the speakers place background noise while you sleep may not be for everyone. However, it is an ideal approach for people who have difficulty falling asleep in complete silence. With this, falling asleep should be a breeze.
What is Google Home?
Previously known as Google Cast, Google Home is Google’s answer to the Amazon Alexa. The speakers are compatible with Google’s intelligent personal assistant known as Google Assistant. Besides allowing users to utilize voice commands, the speakers also boast of integrated third-party services. This includes the likes of Google Play Music, YouTube, and Netflix.
Additionally, the speakers support hands-free calling, Bluetooth audio streaming, and home automation features. Thanks to the integration of Google Assistant, it is also able to schedule calendar appointments when need be.
First released in 2016, the device also features variations under its line. Besides the original Home, there is also the Home Mini, which comes in a smaller body and is comparable to Amazon’s Echo Dot. Compared to the Echo Dot, however, the Home Mini’s has a superior bass sound to it.
There is also the most recent iteration, the Home Max. A larger version of the original Home, the Home Max comes with two tweeters and subwoofers, and is comparable to Apple’s anticipated HomePod.