[BCAB] Feedbackon Google Home Mini

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Wed Nov 29 08:51:26 GMT 2017


No, but it's available on the Google Store, which is different to the Play
Store.

http://store.google.com.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Norman
Sent: 28 November 2017 17:53
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Feedbackon Google Home Mini

Hi Steve,

Is it available on the Google Play Store?

Norman.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nutt
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:33 PM
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Feedbackon Google Home Mini

Hi,

Are there not Alexa type apps for the iPhone?  I think Reverb AI would work
on iPhone.  This emulates Alexa on your iPhone so you don't have to take
your unit with you at all.

I have one called Ultimate Alexa for Android and it is fantastic.  I can do
everything Alexa on my phone.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Graham Page
Sent: 28 November 2017 16:23
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Feedbackon Google Home Mini

No you will need to change wifi settings so they reflect the ones you are
connecting your echo to.

You could try setting up your echo to work with your phone as a wifi hot
spot.  This could be useful if you are going to places where you don't have
access to wifi.

Cheers

Graham

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Padma
Cheriyan via Bcab
Sent: 28 November 2017 15:31
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Cc: Padma Cheriyan
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Feedbackon Google Home Mini

Hi

I wish I had known this before I struggled with setting up my Amazon Echo.

This may sound a silly question;  but will I be able to use Alexa at a
different location away from home if I get their wi fi on my phone?

Regards,

Padma

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Graham Page
Sent: 28 November 2017 15:26
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Feedbackon Google Home Mini

Hi David.

I didn't have any real problems setting up Alexa but I did choose to use the
website http://alexa.amazon.co.uk as this is easier than using the IPhone.
Yes that stuff about joining the amazon network is more tricky than it
should be and Google Home is generally far easier and as you say, the app is
generally  far better behaved.

Siri was pretty good when it started but I do agree that amazon's echo and
Google Home are far better.

Cheers

Graham

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
Griffith
Sent: 28 November 2017 14:18
To: BCAB
Subject: [BCAB] Feedbackon Google Home Mini

I took possession of my Google Home Mini today following the recent discount
deal.
I must say that for me personally setting this up was a complete   breeze
and unlike my experience with the Amazon Echo Dot, where in the end I had to
get sighted help to try and get through the process. Even then the engineer
took multiple  attempts to connect before the dot would finally accept a
connection.  The Alexa app was and continues to be very unresponsive with
Voiceover on my SE phone.
In contrast in the Google Home app the app was responsive and snappy with
Voiceover. There is no messing around trying to find bespoke temporary
networds like the dot does with its temporary Amazon connection,  the only
thing Ihad to do was select my wifi network and put in the password. This is
how the Amazon products should work.
As a tip for those who like me have a very long complicated and obscure hub
password I simply emailed my password from my PC to my phone. Opened it in
mail got voiceover to read the password  then did a quadruple triple tap to
copy the last phrase to pasteboard.
Switched back  to the google Home app, focus on the password edit field, ,
turned the rota until you hear edit, then swipe down once to paste and
double tap and then swipe to done and you are instantly connected.
All very easy and so far all working well as it should.
I also like the short training session for the speaker to recognise my
voice. So far it appears to be more tolerant  of my slight lisp than Alexa
and certainly Siri.
David Griffith
My Blind Access and Guide dog Blog
http://dgriffithblog.wordpress.com/
My Blind hammer Blog
https://www.westhamtillidie.com/authors/blind-hammer/posts

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