Google is known for overlapping multiple apps at once — just look at its messaging strategy. While both Google Wifi and Nest Wifi have a dedicated app for controlling and monitoring your networking gear from your phone, the Google Home app has steadily gained similar features over the last several months. It seems that was all part of the company's intentions, as you'll now need to use the Home app to configure and customize your Wi-Fi routers.
Google's mesh routers might not be great for power users — you can't even manually choose between 2.4 and 5 GHz — but they're fantastic options for less demanding users who have a lot of space they want to fill with Wi-Fi. You can score a particularly sweet deal on 2020's Google Wifi today: the three-pack is down to $150, $50 off its normal going rate.
A lot of homes have bred makeshift offices within the last year and the need for good internet coverage has never been felt more strongly. If you were looking for a good mesh Wi-Fi network to invest in, the Google Wi-Fi router might just be the one for you now — it's not only getting cheaper but also being made available in Canada and Europe.
It's been a while since eBay last held one of its big sitewide sales, but that doesn't mean you can't score some big savings. To kick off the start of summer, eBay is offering major discounts on nearly 100 products across the site, including a ton of gadgets that are probably on your wish list. From Google's smart home gear to customizable lights for your home, there's a little something here for everyone.
Google's latest iteration of its mesh Wi-Fi offering might be shiny and modern-looking, but if you have absolutely no need for an embedded smart speaker, the Google Wifi system might do the trick instead. And you can get a three-pack of points right now for the best price yet.
The Google Home app is getting an update to version 2.34 today in the wake of the debut of the new Nest Hub — namely, the app has been made to support said new device as well as a couple of other more features if you're in a Google Workspace or own a Google Wifi or Nest Wifi mesh network.
Making your home Wi-Fi reliable no matter where you are often means replacing your provider's router with a more capable one. The second-generation Google Wifi is an excellent choice, and costs less than a Nest Wifi if you don't need a built-in voice assistant. Thanks to this deal, you can grab a three-pack for just $175, which is $25 less than the traditional price.
Google's routers are already packed with intelligent features like network stats, manual device prioritization, Wi-Fi pause options, or device grouping — not to mention the integrated smart speaker in the Nest Wifi. To further improve on these options, Google has decided to add the ability to automatically prioritize certain traffic via the Home app, such as video conferencing or gaming.
The Google Wifi system is nearly four years old at this point, but it turns out that a competent home Wi-Fi system from 2016 is still perfectly good to use in 2020, especially with the updates that Wifi has received. Costco is currently offering a Google Wifi 4-pack for just $229.99, with the only caveat being that you have to be a Costco member.
As previously suspected, Google just silently launched an updated Google Wifi in the US. The new mesh router wasn't featured with the new Pixels, Nest Audio, and Chromecast during Google's Launch Night In event last week; instead, it's been unceremoniously added to the Google Store in the US and featured as a "new" item. That's understandable, though, as these Wifis are basically the same as the ones that were launched in 2016, and a step backward from the more powerful Nest Wifi.