Re: Google device or Alexa device?


Gene
 

I can listen to Youtube free using the Google assistant on my phone. It is illogical that Google would allow those using web browsers to listen to Youtube for free but not users of their own smart speaker. I don't know what the situation is in countries other than The United States but I'm very skeptical that Google Voice Assistant users can't listen to Youtube for free, that is the unrestricted content, which is a great deal.

Gene

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From: heather albright
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:19 PM
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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
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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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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@gmail.com>

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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.
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From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM
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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
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM
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Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?
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Of heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM
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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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From: Ashley Breger via groups.io <mailto:ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io>
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
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!
Sincerely, Vicky V
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Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM
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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
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com <mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com> > 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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