Re: Google device or Alexa device?


heather albright
 

Yes they changed this and they got rid of google play music. So one has to have a free pandora account to get free music off their google speaker. Alexa is the only one that has free music listening with amazon music if you are a prim member. Cheers Heather

 

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From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

Here in Canada, my google home mini tells me that I have to have a paid subscription to play music from u-tube.

 

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryn Gunness via groups.io

Sent: January 17, 2021 1:12 PM

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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

while the info below is true for persons in the US and canada, in the caribbean for example trinidad, where i live, playing music from you tube is not free, you have to pay for a subscription for you tube to use with a google home

 

 

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From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>

To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:17 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

 

 

> 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.

> -----Original Message-----

> From: heather albright

> Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM

> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

> 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

> Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM

> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

> Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?

> -----Original Message-----

> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf

> Of heather albright

> Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

> 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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> From: Ashley Breger via groups.io <mailto:ashbreger@...>

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

> To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

> All right chat with you then.

> Ashley

>                On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan

> <vrvaughan63@...> wrote:

>                

>                Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!

>                Sincerely, Vicky V

>                From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On

> Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io

>                Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM

>                To: main@techtalk.groups.io

>                Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

>                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

> <vrvaughan63@... <mailto:vrvaughan63@...> > wrote:

>                                

>                                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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