Voice-Control Your Home? (Smart Home, Voice-Activated Lights, Google Home) – Hype Hunt: EP36

Voice-Control Your Home? (Smart Home, Voice-Activated Lights, Google Home) – Hype Hunt: EP36


What’s up Hype Hunters! So it’s been a while, but today we’re back
with another techie episode, which is not so great for Roz, but kind of awesome for
me. Yep, tell me about it. So you know all about smart assistants right? So like Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple
Siri? Yah, so basically you ask them to do stuffs
for you on your phone using only your voice, but you can also voice-control your entire
home? Yah! So basically you can use it to do things like
turn on and off you fan, your speakers, your lights and even control your TV! Ok, that sounds like something totally out
of a futuristic movie where everything is auto-mated and voice-controlled. Yah, how awesome is that?! That’s why we’re going to turn my home into
a smart home today to see if it’s worth the hype. First you’ll need a smart speaker that you can use as your main controlling device to control all your other smart home devices. You can use any smart speakers like the Google
Home, the Amazon Echo, the Apple Homepod. There are actually quite a lot of smart speakers
on the market but today we’re going to be using the Google Home mini because that’s what I
have! Basically we just talk to it and ask it to
do stuffs. Yah! So the thing about smart speakers is that
you need to find smart home devices that are compatible with your speaker. So of course with the smart speaker you can
use it to do the normal things that smart assistants can do, like set alarms, play music,
remember things, but today we’ll be trying out 3 main smart devices, the smart bulb,
the smart plug as well as the Chromecast which controls your TV. Ok, so let’s test the lights first. So the first thing we’re going to do is to
swap out your regular dumb bulb for a smart bulb. We’re going to be using the Philips Hue Smart
Bulbs, and please please please make sure you’re buying the correct bulb because for
the Philips bulbs, the smart ones and the dumb ones kind of look exactly the same, so
I saw online that people are just always buying the wrong ones. Follow the instructions on the box to make
sure that the smart bulbs are up and running via the hue APP. So next we’re going to pair the Google Home
Mini to our lights. And in order to do that, you have to first
download the Home APP. Now that everything is set up, let’s try voice-controlling
our lights. Hey Google, turn on the light. Sure, turning the bedroom light on. Turn off the light. I have to say that the reaction time is a
little bit slow. You got it, turning the bedroom light off. How awesome is that? I wonder if we can like, give it instructions
that’s a little cooler? Like, Hey Google, let there be light. I don’t think that works. Roz: Shh! Let’s not interrupt Google.
Google: Sure, turning on the bedroom light. Oh! That’s so cool! I did not know you could do that! How have I been living not knowing you could
do that?! Roz: Ok, that was cool, that was cool.
Jem: That was so cool! Let’s dim the lights. Ok, dimming the bedroom light. I saw it. Jem: I saw it too.
Roz: It dimmed, it dimmed. Let’s turn the lights blue. Ok, changing the bedroom light to blue. I mean, if you have a kid who is like a science
– want to have a spaceship kind of themed room. Hey Google, give me sexy lighting. Sorry, I don’t understand. How can they not know what is sexy lighting? Maybe like, OK Google, give me sunrise lighting. You got it, changing the bedroom light to
sunrise. That’s boring. Hey Google, give me romantic lighting. My apologies, I don’t understand. I was so impressed earlier when I said let
there be light and the lights came on right? Yah, it’s so cool. What do you think about the set up process? Was it difficult? Or easy? I think if you’re not used to setting up tech
stuff, it can be a little bit difficult. For me I got confused at some points even
though the instruction manual is all there, I couldn’t figure out how to get it to work
for a while. But once it’s set up, it’s like *poof* I don’t actually mind if the set up process is a bit more difficult because you know that it’s
just a one time thing, you’re going to leave it in your house. So if you set it up and then it’s a bit more
time consuming, but then it works fine after that, forever and ever, then yah! I think I’ll be fine with it. I do think this is very useful. Oh, and another thing that you can do is tell
the lights to turn on at a certain time. What I do is say “OK Google, turn on the lights
at 5am” and I set my alarm to 5:30, so when I wake up, the lights are already on, and
it makes it easier to get out of bed. It’s just the perfect condition to wake up
and transition into your day. Like wake up, wake up how you want to wake
up. Exactly, you wake up feeling good, not wake
up like – “I hate my life”. So now we’re going to turn my regular fan
into a fancy smart fan. Yup, so we’ll be using this smart wi-fi plug
from TP-Link, but first you have to download the kasa APP and then follow instructions
to set it up. And once it’s set up and online, you can then
plug in the fan and add the fan to the Google Home APP. OK Google, turn on the fan. You got it, turning on the dining fan. I feel like I shouldn’t be surprised that
works ’cause I know it’s gonna work, but I’m still like “wow”. I know! It’s so cool! Ok Google, turn off the fan. You got it, turning the dining fan off. Blow me away! It’s not going to understand you. Ok, Blow Me Away by Breaking Benjamin. You see, it’s going to play music. Kay, I guess that didn’t work. Well, I guess that’s nice also, like it’s
a nice surprise. Woohoo! Ok Google, that’s enough. Make the fan slower. How do you tell it to make it like less, less,
less fanny? Ok Google, turn down the fan speed. Oh! That makes sense. Sorry, I can’t help with that yet. Creative writer, normal person. I got nothing to say to that. So I guess the fan doesn’t adjust to different
fan speeds because they have actual buttons on it, like speed 1, 2, 3. What we did was we used the mediator, so it’s
kind of just like a middleman. On, off. It’s just to turn it on and turn it off. For me I think that would be good enough. Because usually you leave your fan at the
same spot, so you kind of want the same fan speed everyday? Yup. With this plug, I guess you can use it for
appliances that just turn on and off. I mean, because you can actually use it for
other things like kettles, coffee machine, washing machines. I guess it only makes sense for things that
are really like straightforward on and off. Like maybe, fan, light, TV? So another thing you can do is control you
TV with your voice, and since we are using the Google Home Mini, we will need a Chromecast
to do that. And of course we’ve already set everything
up, so let’s try out the Chromecast on the TV by saying, Hey Google, play Clicknetwork’s
Smelliest Restaurant In The World. On YouTube. Alright, playing Clicknetwork’s Smelliest
Restaurant In The World from YouTube on Jemma’s home TV. OK Google, mute the video. Oh! It muted it, very cool. Pause the video. Fast forward 30 seconds. Stop the video. So, YouTube works, another thing that you
can do is use the speaker to control Netflix, so I’m just going to give that a try right
now. Play Brooklyn Nine Nine on Netflix. OK, Brooklyn Nine Nine from Netflix. Playing on Jemma’s home TV. Princess Jemma. Of course. I wonder whether we can do like specific episode. Play season 3 episode 5 of Friends on Netflix. That was a mouthful. Sorry, I can’t play TV shows by seasons or
episodes yet. Is this faster than like let’s say using the
remote control and all that? Well, using the remote control for the TV
is a bit unwieldy, because you basically use it like a cursor, so you still have to move
it, and then if you want to search for a specific show, you gonna have to press the letters
one by one, which can be really like *urgh* so I think this is way more efficient. Turn on the subtitles. Oh! Turn the TV volume up to a hundred percent. I actually think the reaction time for the
Chromecast is a lot faster than let’s say turning on the lights and turning on the fan. Overall thoughts of the smart speaker? I love it! I think that comes as no surprise to anyone. I love the convenience, I love how cool it
feels to be living in the future, it’s like watching an episode of The Jetsons? Hey, do you know what I’m talking about? Like the cartoon with the people in the spaceship. Yes, that was my time. For me it’s really like having an assistant. For me what this does is it removes all the
inefficient things that I would have to get up and do and break my flow of whatever I’m
doing, and allows me to concentrate on what I really wanna do. Yah, I see where you are coming from, but
the fact that I’m asking the smart assistant to do it for me, I feel like I’m talking to
somebody yet it’s nobody and that’s where the lonely feeling comes, for me. You’re a romantic inside! Am I? I’m not! You are! You have a romantic sensibility in your heart! I would still like to be able to do stuffs
for myself. We grew up in a time where you have to kind
of like do things for yourselves and then now you have all this technology that can
help you do stuffs. But let’s say if I have kids, this is all
they will know! And then, will they be able to do stuffs for
themselves? It’s going to be like “mummy! I asked Google Home to help me do this, but
it won’t do it!” And for me it’s like a no-brainer, like, “yah,
go turn it on yourself then!” But it might be a problem, it really might! I do see the usefulness in it, I really do. But it just gives me a funny feeling. So do you think that this is the direction
of the future? Like smart homes being the norm? Well, you know when the smart phones just
came out, everyone was like “Uh, it’s so expensive!” and like “Do I need that?” and you know, people
just got used to it and now everybody is on it. I actually think it’s going to be quite unavoidable. We have come to the important point of every
episode, which is, is it worth the hype? Jem: Yes.
Roz: No. What???? Are you serious? It did everything it was supposed to do! I know, I know! But is it worth the hype? For me to wanna head out there and get it
and have it installed in my house? It’s not just the speaker that you have to
get, you have to get the whole set-up like the wireless Wi-Fi plug, for TV you gotta
get Chromecast, for the lights you gotta get special bulbs. Is it expensive? It’s pretty pricey, yah. Yah it’s pretty pricey, so if it breaks, how? Have to go get some more. I’m just not ready for it yet. So we’ve come to the end of – Now we’ve come to the end of the episode. We hope you’ve enjoyed it. Please subscribe and hit the bell so you’ll
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100 thoughts on “Voice-Control Your Home? (Smart Home, Voice-Activated Lights, Google Home) – Hype Hunt: EP36

  1. Uh, no thanks.
    I do not want my private conversations recorded, without my knowledge, and sent to people on my contacts list. This recently was highlighted by a couple in Seattle, Washington, USA. They had the Alexa system and Amazon took forever to look into it, and said they would "work on it." They had an employee receive recordings of their conversations in their home.
    Long ago, an intimate convo I was having in my bedroom with a friend with me, caused my phone to give me ads based on certain words. I was mortified.

  2. This video is amazing and i enjoyed it a lot because i keep doing such thing with my google assistant and most of the time google apologize because i ask it to do very foolish things😂😂😅😅😆🤗

  3. At 2:13 when you said "Ok Google" google asked me what i want to do

    Edit : watching this video with an andorid phone is a big mistake

  4. I saw a tele-company commercial here in Norway where they fitted an elderly lady's house out as a smart home. I think smart homes can be quite beneficial for the elderly, and to kit nursing homes out with smart-home systems.
    Can imagine it being a great help for some old person who's hurt and can't call for assistance to have a voice activated system as a backup.

  5. i want it but at the sametimes i dont want it.. banyak benda nak downlaodlah , bila tersilap langkah pun sama juga.. its better we do it self rather i need to talk .

  6. I'm afraid asking technology to do simple stuff for u makes u lazier. Maybe in the future no one knows how to on the tv, electric appliances becos they should know when to on by themselves. 😓

  7. the google in my phone keeps popping out every single time you said 'ok google' so i cant even watch this video in peace

  8. I find it creepy. It's bad enough that instagram and Google listen to my convos then advertise ads in the app or on google

  9. All this is doing is encouraging invasion of privacy and laziness. Can't turn on your own devices in your home? What are you useful for then? "Futuristic" more like "backwards" at least before I never had to worry who would be spying on me.

  10. as much as i dun mind this, i wouldnt get it for myself i guess? except to maybe play some music. I dun like the recent idea of allowing them to help us drive instead of doing it ourselves too as that would freak me out. im not handling my life to AIs nor SA yet

  11. Add a Smart Switch From TP link to someones circuit breaker and then switch their whole house on and off.

  12. knowing my area, my internet line is always getting stolen, so all these things are useless if anything happens. so its a no from me.

  13. Maybe I accidentally press a button but when rozz shouted "Hey Google" My screen suddenly pop up the good thingy (kinda like siri)

  14. I missed u guyssssssssssssss, why dont u guys try the Ori? Its a smart room thats voice automated, or something like that, its pretty cool

  15. Ok now you wanna do less households and get lazier and wanna go to the gym everyday to lose your weight huh ….

  16. My google assistant on my phone wants to join in too.. It keeps popping up. But when i shouted:"it's not for you! ". It just stop popping up later. Lolx.

  17. Love Jem’s character!! 😀 love Roz too! Actually you can use infra red transmitter buy from taobao. But only for products with infra red.

  18. Haha. You kept activating my Google home throughout this video. I do love mine, it means I don't need a lamp, I just use my main light and don't have to get out of bed to turn it off.

  19. HAAHHAHA whenever the video mentions "ok Google", my phone's google voice assistant pops out too because i'm playing the video on loudspeaker

  20. I find that this is useful or ought to be for people who actually require the assistance. If you're not sick, disabled or frail, etc then please don't use it. As many have said, it encourages laziness. Of course it is useful though, no one is contesting that~

  21. i think this voice control thing is better for people who are handicapped, those who have trouble getting around the house.. so yeah, there's more to it than being 'lazy users'

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