Welcome to Google Nest Hub, Google’s smart display that brings you help at a glance. With the Google Assistant built in, you can use your voice to get the best of Google—Search, Calendar, Maps, YouTube, Google Photos and more–right on Hub’s display.
Thoughtfully designed for any room
The first thing you’ll notice about Hub is its beautiful design. We made this display to fit right into your home, and we hope you’ll consider it not just functional, but part of your decor. Its 7-inch screen is like a floating display, just the right size to fit on any surface and big enough to enjoy your photos from across the room. With soft rounded corners, Hub fits naturally on any surface. My favourite places are my kitchen counter and nightstand. It is available in Chalk and Charcoal color variants, across partner retailers including Flipkart, Croma, Reliance and TATA Cliq.
We consciously decided to not include a camera on Google Nest Hub, so you feel comfortable placing it in the private spaces of your home, like the bedroom. On the top of the device you’ll find the powerful Google Nest Hub’s Ambient EQ light sensor. It allows the screen to automatically adjust to match the lighting in the room, so photos on Google Nest Hub will blend in with the room, too. That means no glowing screen—it fits seamlessly into your home. When it's time for bed, Hub knows to dim the screen for a good night’s sleep.
Jumpstart your morning routine
I think I speak for most parents when I say mornings at home are hectic. From the time we wake up until we’re racing out the door, every minute counts. With Routines, Hub can provide you and your family with useful info about the day ahead. Just say “Ok Google, good morning” for a personalised, visual overview of family activities from Google Calendar, your commute from Google Maps, your latest reminders, and the weather forecast. You will also be updated on the latest local news from the likes of Times Internet, NDTV, India Today, Dainik Jagran and more. And with Voice Match, up to six people can get their own personalised Routine. And I can get easy how-to help from YouTube videos: “Ok Google, how do you make mango lassi?”
Simplify your connected home
With Hub, everyone in the family can see and control your compatible devices from a single dashboard called Home View—no more switching between apps. Just swipe down to reveal your home view: dim your lights, turn up the volume on the TV, and see who is outside with your smart camera. Home View lets you control more than 200 million connected devices from over 3,500 brands globally, many of which may already be in your home today. With a simple tap or voice command, you can control products from Xiaomi, Syska lights, Oakter Plugs, Philips Hue, LG and more. You can also broadcast messages through all connected speakers in your home, just say “Ok Google, broadcast dinner’s ready!” to round up the family.
Relive the moment with Google Photos
Google Nest Hub is also a photo frame, but not your average one: It's easy to set up, automatically refreshes the photos that are displayed, and features your best shots. With Live Albums, a new feature from Google Photos, I can relive recent memories with family and friends even while Hub is not in use. Google Photos will automatically add new photos of my son and our dog to my album, avoiding duplicates and blurry shots. I can even share our Live Album with my mum, so when she sets up her Google Nest Hub, the photos of her grandson will be added to the live album automatically. Plus, you can say goodbye to endless scrolling on your phone to find the photo you’re looking for. Google Nest Hub makes it easy: “Ok Google, show my pictures from Goa,” and just like that, I'm taken back to my vacation.
Get hands-free help in the kitchen
My family spends a lot of time in our kitchen, and Google Nest Hub helps us prepare recipes like top chefs. I can use my voice to browse millions of recipes and start cooking, all hands-free. We’ve teamed up with NDTV Food, Veg Recipes of India, Archana’s Kitchen and more to bring their fun, family-friendly recipe videos to Google Nest Hub. Check out the NDTV Food Chole Bhature recipe for a fun how-to recipe, it’s delicious!
Hub helps you turn the music up, then wind down
At my house, Fridays are family night—and sometimes that means a dance-off. Hub’s full-range speaker means a crisp, clear sound every time. With Hub, you can enjoy music from YouTube Music, Gaana, JioSaavn, Wynk, and Spotify (you may need a subscription).
When you’re ready for bed, just say, “Ok Google, good night” to set an alarm, turn off compatible lights and TVs and fall asleep to soothing music. You can use ready-made or custom Routines to create your own Routine with any of the Google Assistant’s one million actions, starting your routine with a phrase that feels best for you. For busy working parents like me, every day is hectic—so these features are truly game-changing when I have my hands full or I’m strapped for time.
I know you’ll love getting help and enjoying family time with Hub, just like my family. Google Nest Hub’s is priced at ₹9,999, and will be available starting 26th August 2019.
Once you set up Hub, just say “Ok Google, what can you do” to get started.
Posted by Saurabh Arya, India Business Lead, Google Home and Nest Products