Best Buy currently has a 4-bulb Philips Hue Color starter kit and Google Home for $198.99 shipped. Separately, the Hue starter kit alone is $200 at Amazon, and the Google Home retails for $79 on sale right now. If you’re wanting to start your smart home adventure, this is one of the best ways to get into it. The Hue starter kit received a 4/5 star rating from Amazon, and the Google Home has a 4.4/5 star rating from over 7,000 at Best Buy.
Hue starter kit features:
- Automate your lighting experience with Philips Hue and control your lights from home or away. Create light schedules from the Philips Hue App and never come home to a dark house
- Connect to the Hue Bridge, and add up to 50 lights. Expand your system with up to 12 Hue accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor
- Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs and pair them with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart-bulb-equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App
- Control your lights with your voice using Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant. Pair it with home automation with your existing Nest or Samsung SmartThings system
- This box includes one Philips Hue Bridge with power adapter and ethernet cable, four Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Energy Star Certified Standard light bulbs, manual, and two-year warranty
Google Home features:
Simplify your everyday life with the Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Use voice commands to enjoy music, get answers from Google and manage everyday tasks. Google Home is compatible with Android and iOS operating systems, and can control compatible smart devices such as Chromecast or Nest. Google Home is powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own Google, always ready to help. Use your voice to quickly find information about the weather, news, sports and more. “Hey Google, what time does the grocery store close?” Google Home’s high-excursion speaker delivers a big, rich sound in a compact size. “Hey Google, listen to Discover Weekly on Spotify.”
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