Check out Ty Pendlebury's detailed breakdown of how the Home does versus the Echo in terms of sound quality.
In short, he recommends if you're just looking for a high-fidelity Bluetooth speaker -- keep looking. With the Home, you can control any Google Cast-enabled speaker or any speaker connected to a Chromecast Audio streamer.
Fast, because it pairs nicely with its Direc TV satellite TV service.
When we reviewed the Home back in November, it couldn't keep up with the Echo on the latter two fronts.
That’s 1.5 gigabits per second — faster than anything Google Fiber offers today. Fast have previously shown the technology to be capable of 750 megabit download speeds, upload speeds were significantly slower than that.
But on Monday, one crucial question was answered: How fast will it be? That’s 50 times faster than the broadband that you probably have coming into your home right now. The next generation of chips that could come within another year will provide double that speed for both upload and download, Sckipio said.
Uploading 4K videos, using virtual reality or playing video games all require super-fast upload speeds to function properly.
Equal upload and download speeds are becoming increasingly important, as new technologies require increasingly fast upload bandwidth.