Google Assistant can turn off your lights, adjust your thermostat, show you the weather, lock the door and more with a simple voice command.

The voice-enabled digital helper from the eponymous search giant launched alongside the original Google Home smart speaker in 2016.

Back then, it only worked with four smart home brands.

Thanks to all of those options, building a smart home around Google Assistant makes sense.

Picking between Google Assistant and Amazon's assistant Alexa comes down to splitting hairs and personal preference.

The touchscreen will show you extra info when you ask about the weather, search for restaurants and more.

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