Re: Google device or Alexa device?


Monte Single
 

I do not know what the free streaming service is from Alexa, but the "tune in"service available on my google home mini has tens of thousands of radio stations, and more podcasts than I could count.
There are other paid services also.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 16, 2021 3:18 PM
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You can listen to music free with the Google assistant. It plays music on Youtube. I don't know if it works with other music services.

I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

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From: heather albright
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Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with
pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart plugs
better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo. She has more
information on certain subjects. She can have several voices not just one
voice. Her language data base is more extensive. Cons, it is hard to pare
smart items with google and she has to apps to control the speaker instead
of just one like alexa. She does not have as many apps that work or connect
with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.

Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect with on
the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change her wake
word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with your contacts;
you can listen to music for free with amazon if you have prime; you can
order using the speaker or put something in the cart; if you have the show,
you can have face to face conversations across the country. Cons, alexa has
not have the spelling feature to spell slow if you are trying to do
dictation; her data base for information is not as good; amazon has some
issues with their smart plugs that do not always work wich means your plugs
do not work especially with their outages; not all their stuff is fullally
accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows you to tell
the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does not allow vo
users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to make the nost out
of the speaker.

Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell jokes;
give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news. OH, forgot , it
easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have one app to deal with
while google makes you use 2 apps.

This is just off the top of my head.

Cheers Heather





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From: Carolyn Arnold
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Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?



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I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the office
and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to like and
dislike. It is good have both say if you are trying to get your smart plugs
to work, some times google does a better job than alexa. Sometimes if you
want music, alexa is better at that than google. Find that google does a
better job of spelling words than alexa, she actually pauses between letters
alexa does not always do this. So it is good to have both if you can.
Cheers Heather







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Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

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All right chat with you then.



Ashley











On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan
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Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!







Sincerely, Vicky V



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Hi Vicki,



I would be more than happy to assist you with connecting
your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar with the Amazon
Alexa but I know Google home will also read your emails. If you want email
me back privately and I can give you my contact information. I mostly assist
people over the phone.







Ashley













On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky Vaughan
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Hi List, Is there a way to get either of
these devices to work with email messages? That is to: read them, respond
to them, delete them or store them in a folder?







Many thanks for any help!







Sincerely, Vicky V







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