Nest Hub Max hands-on: Google’s first smart display with a camera

  • Published on May 7, 2019
  • The Google Nest Hub Max is a big Google Assistant smart display with a camera on top that you can use both for video calls and home security monitoring. It’s coming this July and will retail for $229.
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Comments • 246

  • The Verge
    The Verge  4 months ago +185

    Do you trust Google more than Facebook?

  • Dan Van Malsen
    Dan Van Malsen 8 days ago

    I really wish they would add a camera to the 7" model. Lenovo's new 7" Google Display looks very nice but there always seems to be a difference in features.

  • wardope
    wardope 17 days ago

    I got the google nest Hub. and I love it. especially because I can use it as a touch interface for my Home assistant Server. as i like to hose my light and everything locally and expose as little as possible to the internet

  • della hance
    della hance 28 days ago

    Yes I cant wait to get my hands on 2 of These And so much more I already have the 1st original one and I'm excited about Google dual camera both ways

  • Tech & Believe
    Tech & Believe Month ago

    I own a google hub and I love it, it is very useful next to the 2 mini’s I own....deffenatqy recommend these Google products , would love to own the bigger version

  • membervarun
    membervarun Month ago

    Can I disable all apps except calendar and duo?

  • Benjamin Rabe
    Benjamin Rabe Month ago

    Yes it could be a great hub but my only question is haw well can it operate with other dedicated hubs like the Samsung SmartThings one ?

  • timm666
    timm666 Month ago

    July? Not! It will be available on Sep 9 2019. According to Google. I'm with Brandon Manzella. Black Friday, we should get a good deal.

  • Samir ElKamouny
    Samir ElKamouny Month ago

    But how does the speaker sound!!!???

  • JaveDaPro
    JaveDaPro 2 months ago

    I lIke that their “innovation” is a camera, I mean the iPad already has that and the nest hub is just like a budget iPad

  • Jeff Bergstrom
    Jeff Bergstrom 2 months ago

    How do you control this?

  • Kit Anilapde
    Kit Anilapde 2 months ago

    Can i browse the net on it, Chrome browser?

  • Jayson Kopa
    Jayson Kopa 2 months ago

    google and facebook work together

  • Tyson Harris
    Tyson Harris 3 months ago

    As with all things google, give them 6 months and they'll be chasing some other squirrel and you'll be left with their crappy unsupported products.

  • Tyson Harris
    Tyson Harris 3 months ago

    Google Nest Hub Max+ 8.0 Next Gen 2019 Ed. For all the brain trust at Google you'd think they'd hire some marketeers.

  • La Maison de Jeed Home
    La Maison de Jeed Home 3 months ago +1

    Je vais acheter les Nest Max et le ramener en France dés juillet ;)

  • Ananya Gupta
    Ananya Gupta 3 months ago

    You didn't really answer how this is for music. The original Google home hub sounded s***.

  • C.D. Riley
    C.D. Riley 3 months ago

    Does he think information go to a real cloud? Why he pointed up to sky?

  • BLU3
    BLU3 3 months ago

    @1:19 420 Blaze It!

  • GRIGOR_ karagozian
    GRIGOR_ karagozian 3 months ago

    Been waitting for charcoal and with camera andmic google nest hub max for avery long time

  • GRIGOR_ karagozian
    GRIGOR_ karagozian 3 months ago

    when the google nest hub max is out in charcoal yes i will buy it once is outand i have my questions answered

  • Ryan Newby
    Ryan Newby 3 months ago

    Definitely a very Useful Device to have in many Family Homes...I'm hoping anyone at any technology skill level will be able to use this device...Go Google, Improving The World with Unreal Technology Devices...

  • sukicinda
    sukicinda 3 months ago

    I will be more willing to buy it if it can recognize Cantonese as it is the language we use at home.

  • HaiLsKuNkY
    HaiLsKuNkY 3 months ago

    Do you get unlimited picture storage?

  • Pat Hisyam
    Pat Hisyam 3 months ago

    Oh wait. I thought Lenovo smart display already have all that features before? Are they going to integrate the device into Nest family too?

  • Geng Pan
    Geng Pan 3 months ago

    I need fully control to TheXvid and TheXvid tv

  • Nik
    Nik 4 months ago

    I want one!

  • Max
    Max 4 months ago

    Google Nest hub Max go well with Google Chromecast for using TheXvid... 😁

  • Shivam Tiwari
    Shivam Tiwari 4 months ago

    It's a great device.

  • Stephanie Lauren
    Stephanie Lauren 4 months ago +2

    ok the one thing i do not like about this and i am a google home hub user and was not happy with it not being able to use duo but i still love it a lot anyways i dont like that you have to mute the mic too, why cant you just turn off the camera and still use it?? so weird, and now idk if i want it to but then again i love it a lot

    • Stephanie Lauren
      Stephanie Lauren 4 months ago

      @Sircinus that is correct, I use my Google home for my lights so I'm like great I now can't even use it, now I have to use my phone which is not a problem but it's like okay the Lenovo smart display has a function where you can just turn off the camera and still use the assistant so I'm just like maybe I should just grab that one instead because it will also do out calling but I wanted everything Google product so I got it so anyway I don't know I don't want to waste my money in just having them you both might and the camera kind of silly

    • Sircinus
      Sircinus 4 months ago +1

      It is silly they just didn't use a shutter for the camera. That way the switch kills only the mic. That way you can have the mic on and the camera off or vice versa.

  • Rakesh Radhakrishnan
    Rakesh Radhakrishnan 4 months ago +2

    No I won't buy. Don't understand why the camera can't have a shutter, than saying electricity disconnected. And I don't trust Google on privacy. Least of their worries 😀

    • Sircinus
      Sircinus 4 months ago +1

      Also why do the microphone and camera have to connected anyway? What if I want the mic on but the camera off or vice versa? The shutter idea you mentioned would have fixed this issue.

  • Magiktcup
    Magiktcup 4 months ago

    Useless device

  • Aerohk
    Aerohk 4 months ago

    Will google disable my google home or reduce its feature set to force me to upgrade?

  • Blair Benedict
    Blair Benedict 4 months ago

    Can't wait to get my hands on it it looks really cool

  • Flavio Quiroz
    Flavio Quiroz 4 months ago

    I will be very happy to get rid of my Lenovo Google Display due to the constant issues when streaming Nest cams. A problem that I don't encounter with my Google hub.

    • Jamez
      Jamez 4 months ago +1

      That and Duo video calls are really iffy, streaming TheXvid video from phone passing over to display takes at least two attempts before the video will play, the screen ambient sensor has a mind of its own, regardless of light source available. I really should've known better with it being a Lenovo product. Any device I've bought from them is fraught with disappointment and compromise. It'll be finding a new home.
      The only complaint I would have with the Nest Home Max is that in order to physically turn off camera you have to disable the mics as well. Should've been separated. Oh well, nothing a piece of tape can't remedy.

  • Luca Ban
    Luca Ban 4 months ago

    What does a google home nest do though? Just a photo frame and info on missed calls and youtube?

  • علي اكبر
    علي اكبر 4 months ago

    I would buy it for sure

  • Boss Lax316
    Boss Lax316 4 months ago

    Quite cool but I don't think I would buy it

  • Pierce Sonnenberg
    Pierce Sonnenberg 4 months ago +6

    Get it to $160 and it's a deal.

  • EventAlone
    EventAlone 4 months ago +4

    No more Amazon Alexa support = No more NEST products in my home... I'm not going to buy any NEST products any more

  • James M
    James M 4 months ago

    I want one! OK Google turn on my Nest cam.....I can't do that yet.

  • Kwok Wing-hung
    Kwok Wing-hung 4 months ago +8

    And every day we get closer to 1984

  • Samuël Visser
    Samuël Visser 4 months ago

    How well does the hand pause gesture work? Really sceptical to hand gestures as I've never seen that work reliably on any technology

  • Cruise Addiction's
    Cruise Addiction's 4 months ago

    can you do a video of that smart screen as a security camera in the home I want to see that an action

  • Quinton Tetik
    Quinton Tetik 4 months ago

    I want one. Not a bad price

  • Brian L
    Brian L 4 months ago +1

    yeah no an always on google camera ? no thanks maybe if it had a physical cover switch that would be better

  • Mo A
    Mo A 4 months ago

    Google should have gone step further with hand gestures on the Nest Hub devices, for example... if you want the volume to be up, lift your hand upwards, if you want the volume lowered the face down your hand downwards and hey presto ...
    With LGThinQ hand gestures and Nest Hubs, should be a novelty thing to use and fun.. maybe next years update?

  • Riverdale Inn
    Riverdale Inn 4 months ago

    Could I use this on my front desk at our small family Inn? We close our front desk at night and it would be cool to be able to allow our guests to contact us through some sort of product like this as oppose to having to call innkeeper.

  • Kodie Grant
    Kodie Grant 4 months ago

    Its cool but it doesn’t look good, 😅

  • Shubham Gupta
    Shubham Gupta 4 months ago

    Google should try TV ....would be an better option !

    • Katzelle3
      Katzelle3 4 months ago

      Android TV already exists though...

  • Mateusz Kasprzak
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  • AI XP
    AI XP 4 months ago +2

    Pisssst hey ....They care about your "PRIVACY"!!

  • MrPod
    MrPod 4 months ago

    "can recognize your face"... gives me the chills

    • MrPod
      MrPod 4 months ago

      @Blake B yes, that's exactly what I mean

    • Blake B
      Blake B 4 months ago

      You mean what FaceID and any other modern smartphone does now, and has for a few years?

  • Vishal Joishy
    Vishal Joishy 4 months ago

    Useless product

  • Paramesh Subramoni
    Paramesh Subramoni 4 months ago

    So it's like a inverted tablet

  • Victor Dahlberg
    Victor Dahlberg 4 months ago +5

    Awesome! Another thing I’ll buy and never use. 😋

  • Mike Manning
    Mike Manning 4 months ago

    How will video calls work between a phone and a Google Nest Max? What app do I have to have on my iPhone?

    • Flavio Quiroz
      Flavio Quiroz 4 months ago +1

      Duo app, which is Google's video call app.

  • Allen S
    Allen S 4 months ago

    And I have the Home Hub, but I didn’t buy it. Got it free at work. I wouldn’t have bought that, either.