Google Nest Hub Review

Google's original smart display comes with Google Assistant for hands-free commands.

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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7.5 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • No video calling: Frustratingly, the Nest Hub doesn’t have a camera. Practically speaking, this means that if you make a video call with Duo or Meet, you can see who you’re talking to, but they can’t see you.
  • No Google Workplace: Amazon did it, so why not Google? Adding Google Workplace (formerly G-Suite) compatibility would let busy folks check emails or access Gdocs from anywhere in the house without lifting a finger.
  • Smallish display: The Nest Hub, which was originally designed for bedrooms, is cute and portable. But its 7-inch display can feel like a shrimp next to the 10-inch Nest Hub Max, especially when you’re trying to catch up on Netflix while you do the dishes!

Bottom Line

The Google Nest Hub is an affordable smart display with a decent screen size (7 inches) and pretty good streaming options. It’s also compatible with Matter-enabled smart devices now. But if you’re looking for a better sound experience and want to use your Nest Hub to make video calls with family and friends, you might be better off paying a hundred bucks more for a Nest Hub Max.