Both the Echo and the Google Home can do more with your TV if you have a Logitech Harmony setup, and the Echo also works with universal remotes from dealer-installed setups like Control4.Professional smart homes and Logitech Harmony can both get expensive, so the best option if you want simple voice controls over your TV is Google Home and the Chromecast. You can group multiple speakers to play one song simultaneously in multiple rooms of your house. Both the Home and the Echo play games, tell jokes, and respond wittily to movie lines such as, "I am your father." The Echo's been around for longer, so it has more fun extras than Google Home.
With Google Home entering the arena, complete with the backing of the company's ubiquitous search engine, the Echo's place on top is no longer secure.Check out Ty Pendlebury's detailed breakdown of how the Home does versus the Echo in terms of sound quality.In short, he recommends if you're just looking for a high-fidelity Bluetooth speaker -- keep looking. With the Home, you can control any Google Cast-enabled speaker or any speaker connected to a Chromecast Audio streamer.The Home put up a valiant fight, but the Echo had a two-year head start and many more skills at its disposal.At CES this January, the Echo continued to build on its lead with a slew of new integrations.