I really like our Google home. It works well for us because we both use lots of the Google products like Keep, calendar etc. The shopping list function is useful. It can also control our Nest and I use it a lot for the radio and Spotify. We have Vera automation for the lights and my enthusiastic husband has programmed different voice commands to turn various lights on and off. He uses an app for writing the programs. I think it's called Tasker.