New Arrival: Google Nest Hub Available in Singapore

The Google Nest Hub has hit the shelves of Singapore today and is available in Charcoal and Chalk – through M1, COURTS and Challenger and Google Store at S$189.

 

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Launch of Google Nest Hub at Google’s office in Singapore.

The Google Nest Hub is essentially the Google Home speaker – with a screen

So in addition to interacting with it purely through voice, you can now view information on the screen and interact with whatever is on the display with the usual touch-screen actions.

And the screen enables the Google Nest Hub to function as a photo frame showing photos from your Google Photos account, and serve as a table-top clock displaying the time, and setting off alarms to wake you up in the morning.

But most significant is the ability for the Google Nest Hub to function as the hub (yes, there’s a reason why it’s called by that name) of your smart home – displaying the status of the compatible smart devices within your home, and enabling you to interact and control those devices through voice or touch.

 

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The Google Nest Hub in the kitchen, offering hands-free assistance to the residential chef.

More details below about Google Nest Hub from the press release.

Singapore, 25 June 2019 — Today, Google welcomes the Google Nest Hub to Singapore, its smart speaker with a screen in that gives you help at a glance.

With the Google Assistant built-in, you can use your voice to get the best of Google—Search, YouTube, Google Photos, Calendar, Maps and more—right on Nest Hub’s display.

Thoughtfully designed for any room

The first thing you’ll notice about Google Nest Hub is its beautiful design, with a display that fits right into your home.

“Since its launch last year, Google Home has been a welcome addition in the homes of busy families who turn to it to get daily help, answers, or enjoy entertainment. We are building on Google Assistant to make it more useful to Singaporeans, and we are thrilled to introduce a new member to the Nest family that helps us take this further,” said Mickey Kim, Google’s Director for APAC Hardware Business.

The seven-inch screen serves as a floating display, and strikes the right balance between being small enough to fit on any surface, yet big enough to enjoy your photos from across the room.

With its soft rounded corners, Google Nest Hub also fits naturally on any surface.

There is no 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 is the Ambient EQ light sensor that allows the screen to automatically adjust to match the lighting in the room.

This ensures that Google Nest Hub will blend in seamlessly with the room without the distracting glowing screen. When it’s time for bed, Hub knows to dim the screen for a good night’s sleep.

Jumpstart your morning routine

With Routines , Google Nest Hub provides you and your family useful info about the day ahead, and with Voice Match , up to six people in the home can get their own personalized Routine.

 

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Mickey Kim, Google’s Director for APAC Hardware Business presenting what the Google Nest Hub can do.

Just say “Hey Google, good morning” for a personalized, visual overview of your activities from Google Calendar, your commute from Google Maps, your reminders, and the latest news.

Apart from listening to audio news from local sources such as CNA, you can now also watch several video news from The Straits Times such as The Big Story series, which is a weekday talk show by journalists and senior editors; financial news by The Business Times; lifestyle news and interviews from around the region by Coconuts TV; and weekly news recaps about esports by ONE Esports .

Simplify your connected home

With Google Nest Hub, everyone in the family can see and control your devices from a single
dashboard without switching between apps.

Just swipe down to reveal your home view to dim your Philips Hue lights, adjust the temperature on your air conditioner, turn up the volume on the TV, broadcast music in the house with multiple Home devices, and even monitor smart cameras.

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.

“Through a smart display, Google Nest Hub offers an additional layer of interactivity and more detailed help to elevate the smart home experience and bring families and friends closer together,” added Kim.

With live albums, a new feature from Google Photos, you can relive recent memories with family and friends even while Google Nest Hub is not in use.

You can say goodbye to endless scrolling on your phone to find photos you’re looking for. Google Nest Hub makes it easy: “Hey Google, show my pictures from Korea,” and just like that, you’re taken back to your vacation.

Get hands-free help in the kitchen

Indulging Singaporeans love affair with food, the Google Nest Hub helps both seasoned home cooks and new learners prepare recipes like a top chef. Simply use your voice to browse millions of recipes and start cooking, all hands-free. We teamed up with food channels such as Tasty , Food Network and Genius Kitchen to bring their fun, family-friendly recipe to Google Nest Hub.

So the next time you are stuck on what to prepare for dinner, why not ask “Hey Google, show me how to cook Hainanese Chicken Rice”.

Google Nest Hub helps you turn the music up, then wind down

With the Nest Hub, you can have your Friday night dance-off with songs from Spotify, follow your local DJs with TuneIn Radio, and play your favourite music videos on YouTube with the Nest Hub’s full-range speaker that ensures crisp, clear sound every time.

When you’re ready for bed, just say, “Hey Google, good night” to set an alarm, turn off compatible lights and TVs, lock the front door (as long as you have a supported lock) and fall asleep to soothing music.

For busy working parents, every day is hectic—so these features are truly game-changing when
you have your hands full or strapped for time.

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