Google for the homeFew of us get through a day without the assistance of Google. I use Google for search (who doesn’t), for music, for timing my cooking, for watching television, and more. And I’m glad that Google is serious about the environment in the production of these devices. With Earth day happening this month, I thought it was a great time to give away some Google products that exemplify their efforts toward creating useful tech in a sustainable way. Read about these efforts, then enter for a chance to win great Google Nest products.

At the centre of our online experience

How many different online Google technologies do you use in a typical day? Search the web: Google search. Access the internet: Google Chrome browser. Use email: Gmail. Photo storage: Google Photos. The list goes on and on. My wife is a teacher, and, like many other teachers, she loves integrating Google Docs and Google Classroom resources into her online courses. I believe that the recent transition that many of us experienced to working from home was simplified considerably by how robust Google technologies were designed: they kept working despite the instant massive increase in online traffic on a global scale. Google makes working and playing online possible.

At the centre of our at home experience

For many of the same reasons, people have embraced Google’s many smart home products, including Google TV, the newly announced 2nd generation Nest Hub Max, Nest
Audio, Nest Thermostat, and more. Welcome these physical devices into your home for convenience, comfort, and fun and entertainment.

Convenience and comfort: use a Nest Thermostat to control the temperature in your home from anywhere … or, schedule your house to warm up or cool down as you need to to ensure your home is always at a comfortable temperature. Say “Hey Google” to set a time, play music, control your lights and other smart home devices. I keep one in the kitchen to say, “Hey Google, set a timer for … ” whenever I am cooking. Did you know you can set multiple timers: one for the Roast Beef, one for the potatoes, one for the gravy, two for the Yorkshire puddings …?

Fun and Entertainment: music is always on in my home, and a Google Nest Audio allows me to easily control what is playing and in what room. I used the Google Home app to create a “Music Group” so I can have the same music play in every room at once. We’ve also used “Hey Google” to play games around the kitchen table after dinner. And, of course, I often say, “Hey Google, play … on Netflix” and voila, like magic, the show starts playing. Or I might say, “Hey Google, pause Netflix” so I can make popcorn without missing any of the action.

At the same time as you enjoy the many ways Google products benefit your life, know that they also contribute to a greener lifestyle. In an obvious way, the Nest Thermostat will reduce the energy use in your home, saving your money and reducing your carbon footprint at the same time. In a less obvious though possibly longer lasting way, Google products are made responsibly incorporating recycled components where possible, lessening their impact on the environment. For example, the enclosure of the Nest Audio Smart Speaker is designed with 70% recycled plastic.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy, and you can enter in two different ways.

  1. Visit the Google store at Best Buy, then in a comment beneath this article, tell us how many Google devices you have in your home, and which new device on that page are you hoping to add in the future.
  2. Visit the Google Nest Audio page, go to the Details & Specs section, then send an email to and tell us what height and weight are shown for this device.


What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly select one winner to win the Nest Thermostat (with Nest Thermostat Trim Kit) and a Nest Audio Smart Speaker.

This contest runs from April 9th until April 25th.

Remember, you can enter twice: once here and once in an email. However, you likely have friends and family who would love to enter this contest for a chance to win great Google prizes, so share this contest and make them happy too.

Win Google Tech for your home Contest Rules and Regulations

Good Luck.


  1. Currently don’t have any,the Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) Smart Display with Google Assistant would be a great place to start:) Thanks!

  2. We have two hello google alarm clocks. In my kids bedrooms.
    I would love a new nest for the downstairs living area

  3. We have two hello google alarm clocks. In my kids bedrooms. I would love a nest for the living room.

  4. I don’t have any google devices in my home but I would like to add the Google Nest Thermostat.

  5. We don’t have any Google devices in our home but we are definitely interested in getting a Nest thermostat. So can a Google hub be far behind?

  6. I just got a purchased a Google Nest. Winning the Nest Thermostat and a Nest Audio Speaker would be a good fit.

  7. If it is a Google product …it must be good. This is a company that makes some of the best products in years and no doubt will continue to do so.

  8. Hi,
    I have a Google Nest Mini and the device that I would love to add is google Nest Hub Max. This would make my home a Smart one!
    Thank You!

  9. We don’t have any Google devices, but were looking at the Google Nest Thermostat to replace our old programmable thermostat.

  10. I only have once Google device, and I hope to add the Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker – Charcoal

  11. I currently have 1 google device and would love to have the Nest Thermostat. thanks for this chance!

  12. Currently, my fiance and I do not have any Google home products. We have been doing research and are hoping to purchase the Thermostat. Any of the google home products would be amazing!!

  13. I currently don’t own any Google devices and I would love to win this prize. I really like the Google Nest Hub (2nd generation) on the Google Store at Best Buy page.

  14. I have a google hub and would like to win the Nest Thermostat (with Nest Thermostat Trim Kit) and a Nest Audio Smart Speaker.

  15. I have 2 google home mini and a chromecast. I am looking forward to own google tv with chromecast.

  16. We have the Google Nest Thermostat and 2 Google Home Minis! We would LOVE to add a Google Nest Hello Video Doorbell.
    Thank you!

  17. I would absolutely love to win a Google nest thermostat to same money on everything in my house! Please pick me Best Buy!

  18. We don’t have any Google devices in our home but sure would like to have the Google Nest Thermometer!

  19. I have the Google Nest Hub with Smart Display. Don’t know how I lived without it! I’d like the Google Pixel 5 128GB – Just Black – Unlocked

  20. We currently only have 2 Google Devices at home. To add to that the pixel in ear ear buds would be great!

  21. I have 7 Google devices, actually 10 if you count Stadia controllers! The new Nest hub as an alarm clock would be awesome.

  22. I have 2 google nest minis but have always wanted to replace one of them with a nest audio since I’ve heard the audio quality is amazing

  23. I’d love to win the thermostat and Google audio!
    I have only one Google device in my home, the Google mini is in my kitchen and I love it.

  24. We don’t have any Google devices in our home, but would love to add the Google Nest Hub Max!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. I currently have 3 Google devices in my home and would love to add the Google Best Thermostat to my house!

  26. Lots of the older Google minis around the house, like 3. Then a home jn the kitchen. Would love to have the nest thermostat!

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