Google's counterpart to Amazon's Echo. Announced in 2016, Home is a virtual assistant and wireless speaker that streams music via Google Play Music. Home can be used to control lights and other household devices and also connect to other Home speakers in different rooms. Like Echo, Home is a stand-alone device located in a convenient place in the home. Google Home is one of the first Google products to use Google Assistant, the evolution of Google Now. See Amazon Echo and Google Assistant.