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Amazon Echo Versus Google Home



    Amazon Echo Versus Google Home

    NBC 5 Responds Wayne Carter looks into the features of the two popular smart assistants. (Published Friday, June 1, 2018)

    We all had to have one. A speaker with a robot inside you can ask almost anything. Tech expert Javier Cazares from Best Buy helped us harvest the power of Amazon's Echo and Google's home.

    If you have Chromecast Google Home can send videos to your TV.

    Have an Amazon Firestick? It can be controlled with an Echo.

    Some more traditional DVR's like TiVo work with them too.

    Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    [NATL] Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis climbed to 53 on Tuesday, days after it tore through Japan and left hundreds of thousands of homes wrecked, flooded or out of power. Hagibis caused more than 200 rivers to overflow when it hit the island nation on Saturday.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    Research which one works with the most stuff you own.

    Both have the drawbacks, like not always hearing you.

    If you run out of paper towels, or cheese you can tell Alexa and she'll have Amazon ship you more.

    There's parental guard to make sure your kids don't order cupcakes when you're not looking.

    If you're into smart homes, the devices can certainly look your doors and adjust your lighting.

    Know you'll spend about $40 for each light or fan control you have.

    Quadruple Murder Suspect Brings Body to Police Station

    [NATL] Quadruple Murder Suspect Brings Body to Police Station

    A Roseville, California, man is in custody after he turned himself in to police in connection to a quadruple homicide.  The body of one of his victims was in the car he drove to the police station in Mount Shasta, more than 200 miles away from the original Roseville crime scene.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    There's an Echo Show with a screen to give you recipes for the food you have in the fridge.

    A Google Home Max is smart enough to tell your voice from your kids and play music that each of you like.

    Both devices will add items to your calendar, tell you the news and weather, but only the Echo has updates from NBC 5.

    Take some time to research which one works best and what are some favorite Echo Skills or Google Actions you should try.

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