Our family has had a Google Home in our house for over a year. Google Home wants to be the center of attention in your household. Powered by the “OK Google” artificial intelligence already included in recent Android phones, Home is Google’s long-awaited play to become the defining center of your home’s everyday activities. From mundane tasks like controlling the lights and temperature to playing music and assembling a calendar for the day, Google Home stands ready to respond to your every need.

Google says that it approached the design of Google Home with the aim of making it seem like a natural home furnishing, citing candles and wine glasses as design influences.

Here are different ways that our family uses Google Home.