All the best Google Home compatible devices work with Google Assistant to create a seamless smart home experience in your home, apartment or other living space.
Whether you have a Google Home speaker, Nest Mini or Google Nest Hub Max, you can control any of the gadgets on this list with your voice and incorporate them into your smart home ecosystem. Just say, "Hey Google, set the thermostat to 67 degrees" (or something similar), and these devices will follow your commands.
You can also set up routines so that the action of one device causes another to respond. For example, activating the August Smart Lock Pro feature on your front door might cause your Philips Hue lights to turn on.
We've put together a guide on how to set up a Google Home routine for more ways to make the best Google Home compatible devices work with each other. Learn the best Google Home commands to use your smart home powers to your advantage.
See all the best Google Home compatible devices below.
Before purchasing one or more of the best Google Home compatible devices, consider getting a smart speaker with a microphone to maximize your smart home capabilities. Any of the best Google Assistant speakers will do, but a good place to start is with your own Google Nest Hub Max.
The $229 Google Nest Hub Max stands out among the best Google Home compatible devices we've reviewed. As a multi-functional smart home hub, you can use it to play music, check security camera data, make video calls to family and friends, and control all your other smart home devices. This device sits nicely on your kitchen counter or living room side table, and its modern design fits in with most home decor.
The best Google Home compatible devices with more specialized uses are the $279 August Smart Lock Pro and the $249 Ecobee 5th Generation Smart Thermostat. The August Smart Lock Pro is the most connected smart lock we've tested, while the latest Ecobee thermostat has advanced remote sensors that will keep every room in your home comfortable. Both gadgets are among our favorites in their respective categories.
One of the best devices on this list is the WeMo Mini smart plug. This compact, clever gadget makes any dumb smart device for only $35 (and often less). Simply connect the WeMo Mini directly to your Wi-Fi network and plug in your LED lamp or coffee maker to integrate it into your smart home system.
Best all-in-one display for the smart home
Although it took Google longer than Amazon to release a 10-inch smart home display, the Google Nest Hub Max is a solid competitor to the Echo Show and one of the best Google Home compatible devices for smart homes with Google assistants. With a screen three inches larger than its predecessor, the Google Nest Hub Max features a camera with video calling and security camera capabilities, as well as facial recognition and pause/play gestures.
The Google Nest Hub Max display can be used as an entertainment device or used to operate all your smart home gadgets. Change the temperature of your smart thermostat while keeping up with Bon Appétit videos on YouTube. Plus, the Nest Hub Max supports Thread, an IoT communication protocol for low-power smart home devices.
The most connected smart lock we've tested
Ever lay awake at night trying to remember if you locked your front door? Google Home can give you peace of mind with support for August Smart Lock Pro. Simply ask Google if your door is locked and it will tell you - you can lock or unlock it with your voice. August Smart Lock Pro will also help you keep track of guests coming into your home, allowing you to remotely open the door for a dog walker or delivery when you're not home.
The August Smart Lock Pro tops our list of best smart locks and is one of the best Google Home compatible devices, although the standard August Smart Lock is a viable budget option. It has the same Auto-Lock and Auto-Unlock features as the Pro model, but you have to spend more to connect it to Wi-Fi.
Our favorite smart thermostat with great remote sensors
The Ecobee (5th Gen) may have an Alexa speaker built in, but it's also one of the best Google Home compatible devices and is our favorite smart thermostat. You can use your voice assistant to keep every room in the house at the right temperature and take advantage of Ecobee's enhanced remote sensors. The sensors are able to detect both temperature and occupancy, meaning your thermostat can provide warmth in the coldest parts of your home, but only when people are currently there.
The latest version of the Ecobee also has a much better speaker than its predecessor, and also offers Spotify support. Yes, this thermostat is capable of playing your tunes if you're looking for some background music. It's not a true smart speaker replacement, but its sound is powerful enough to allow for smaller spaces.
Best overall smart plug works well with Google Assistant
The WeMo Mini's design may be wide, but it's thin enough that you can fit two of these smart plugs into any outlet without blocking electrical access. It also has a simple on/off switch that allows you to control any device plugged into it, without the need for a smartphone. The manual control offers a useful flexibility that some smart home companies have yet to catch up with.
While the WeMo Mini doesn't have energy monitoring information, it works with HomeKit, Alexa, Google Assistant, and more. As our top pick among the best smart plugs, the WeMo Mini is what we recommend for most people. It costs $35 at full price, though you can often find it for less. If you're on a smaller budget, TP-Link's Checkout Smart WiFi Plug Lite is reliable and only costs $13 per plug.