Why I'm returning the Google Nest Hub Max


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  • Bitwit
    Bitwit   7 days back

    If this video doesn't take off...we all know why ;)

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    • Tristyn Russelo
      Tristyn Russelo  2 days back

      Was this your first Google Assistant with a screen? You sound surprised by how it functions....
      It functions the same as all smaller screened devices....

    • ienablemuch steps
      ienablemuch steps  2 days back

      It takes off. On google search, it's the first video. On YouTube search, it's the second video

    • Pauluz de Boskabouter
      Pauluz de Boskabouter  5 days back

      Hey psssssst, Your video’s has ads too! Loser!

    • Dwarfi
      Dwarfi  6 days back

      I almost didn’t see this pinned message, then I remember I don’t have the nest and I can see comments

    • Buzz Man
      Buzz Man  6 days back

      Johnny really? How did I not know that? You’re so smart

  • Reuben Ahmed
    Reuben Ahmed  1 hours back


    • Dwayne Stimpson
      Dwayne Stimpson  13 hours back

      Glad I did not buy it. Back to the drawing board for mommas xmas gifts!

      • Tricion
        Tricion  15 hours back

        that case is more expensive than my pc.

        • Gabriel Poole
          Gabriel Poole  23 hours back

          Just got this notification today

          • funsky
            funsky  24 hours back

            You're so funny! Thanks for the informative "rant". If it's worth anything, I think your expectations are reasonable! Ps: btw Wyze is also Google, but i noticed it's not supported(?).

            • xnonsuchx
              xnonsuchx  1 days back

              Google's primary business is marketing/ads, so you can't be shocked when they're trying to collect info or deliver ads.

              • Cariboudjan
                Cariboudjan  1 days back

                Couldn't they just create an Android tablet, include a wireless charging stand with a built-in Bluetooth speaker, and have a "Google Home Mode" baked into the device? They'd sell more tablets, they'd be more useful, and it's 100% portable around the house.

                They're already made something similar with the Pixel Stand. All they would need to do is create a larger version for tablets with a small speaker attached.

                • ForRealz ?
                  ForRealz ?  1 days back

                  Wow isnt it SOO HARRD just to say the words "Ok google, show me the weather"

                  • Tristyn Russelo
                    Tristyn Russelo  2 days back

                    Was this your first Google Assistant with a screen? You sound surprised by how it functions....
                    It functions the same as all smaller screened devices....

                    • Q Goes
                      Q Goes  2 days back

                      ATM Machine.....

                      • Pyro
                        Pyro  2 days back

                        The Google home lets you cast hulu and Netflix from your phone. Does the max not allow this?

                        • almostkinda
                          almostkinda  2 days back

                          My favorite part about the Google home hub is that it works just like a Chromecast! You can just cast almost any app from your phone. And you can cast your phone screen onto it. Not sure why that isn't mentioned here

                          • Mork the Chicken
                            Mork the Chicken  2 days back

                            YouTube comment

                            • Doug Scholl
                              Doug Scholl  2 days back

                              Root it! take the control back from google and install a better android version.

                              • Tachidottv
                                Tachidottv  2 days back

                                Bought one during black Friday with some hue smart lights and light strips bundle. I put max on my kitchen counter and have been using it whenever I'm cooking or washing dishes. The non-existent browsing ability sucks for sure, so I just cast the YT vid from my phone for bigger display and better audio. The main reason I got max is because my phone and tablet can't pick up my voice when they are playing music and such, which makes hands free rewind/skip impossible. Max sure is overpriced for what it can do as of right now, here is hoping it will get Netflix support down the road. And I personally don't really mind the spying aspect of the mic and cam. I'm just a regular dude living a regular life that has nothing worth hiding.

                                • Oliver White
                                  Oliver White  3 days back

                                  Google, as always, overpromises and underdelivers. Oh yeah - then they discontinue it.

                                  • Martin West
                                    Martin West  3 days back

                                    Dammit....just bought one last week and it will be here tomorrow....sure I can probably send it back but theres that dam "restocking fee" of 25 bucks...hate home shopping tv.

                                    • luckyson13
                                      luckyson13  3 days back

                                      ewwwwwww i want one of those ewwwwwwwww i want the large evil company to have ears and eyes into my home ewwwwwwwww i want to become a congressman ten years from now and be blackmailed by my google nest ewwwwwwwwww

                                      • Jesse11spykid
                                        Jesse11spykid  3 days back

                                        3:30 which galaxy tab a do you have?

                                        • Arun R
                                          Arun R  3 days back

                                          So you bought this device without even learning what the smaller hub did? The original hub has been out there for an year and there are a ton of reviews, complaints about it which you could have watched and easily decide if you should buy the bigger version or not. Instead you buy this, make a video to complain about it. You have a nice business model too lol.

                                          • Makararyuu
                                            Makararyuu  4 days back

                                            You made my google assistant open google dou. HACKER 😋😋

                                            • Derek Davis
                                              Derek Davis  4 days back

                                              Saved me $200. Genuine thanks my dude.

                                              • royaloreca
                                                royaloreca  4 days back

                                                I got a Nest Hub Max on Black Friday and don't regret purchasing it. With that said, I do agree 100% with what you said in this video. I am just fortunate it works with every single device I have linked it to, my main gripe is that it does not let you use Google Hangouts and a few other video call services. It's like they are trying to force you to use Google Duo.... smh.

                                                • Samira Peri
                                                  Samira Peri  4 days back

                                                  Rants are the best!

                                                  • jdmh22cb7
                                                    jdmh22cb7  4 days back

                                                    Glad I watched this video. I was contemplating buying one. I'll stick with my phone or tablet instead. As always, great videos Kyle.

                                                    • j jon
                                                      j jon  4 days back

                                                      damn another in house government/corporation spy system

                                                      • Paul O'Sullivan
                                                        Paul O'Sullivan  4 days back

                                                        5:50 honestly I think these devices are entirely for googles benefit not the users. Yes there are certain conveniences to them but I find for instance that duckduckgo gives much better results to a lot of searches, this device literally just lets google decide what you get to see

                                                        • Frigin Goon
                                                          Frigin Goon  4 days back

                                                          Kyle, tell Lyle to steal you an amazon echo from the amazon store next time hes in there bumming and stealing. I love mine.

                                                          • bagel
                                                            bagel  4 days back

                                                            Because you did a review and now you don't need it anymore?

                                                            • John McClane
                                                              John McClane  4 days back

                                                              Alexa Show 8?

                                                              • Grace M
                                                                Grace M  4 days back

                                                                I'm so confused by this review.
                                                                A lot of your criticism was because it didn't do things a tablet does (web browser, on screen keyboard, app support) but it's literally not a tablet and not advertised as one?? You said it yourself, it's a Google home with a screen. Imagine how terrible the experience of browsing the internet on this giant static screen would be. You're not gonna have family movie night with this thing, but you might use it to play a video in the background while you're doing something else. Most people already have another dedicated device whether that's a phone, tablet, laptop etc for when they want to sit down and watch YouTube videos (which have ads across all platforms so I don't understand the problem, it's a free service and if ads are a problem then you can pay for a premium subscription).
                                                                It feels like you kind of missed the point of what this product is.

                                                                • Master Basser
                                                                  Master Basser  4 days back

                                                                  ad hell.... no thanks

                                                                  • Rohidul Hoque
                                                                    Rohidul Hoque  4 days back

                                                                    I have the same problem. I brought it for wifey. I didn't think about having a tablet in my kitchen. Am Gona return mine.. 👍👍👍

                                                                    • Ryan M
                                                                      Ryan M  5 days back


                                                                      • Mike
                                                                        Mike  5 days back

                                                                        I just bought a used AIO pc from Salvation army for $10, a wireless keyboard with attached touchpad for $3, and upgraded the cpu and ram from what I had on hand. Works a lot better for a fraction of the price.

                                                                        • toorimakun
                                                                          toorimakun  5 days back

                                                                          So pretty much this is what youtube is going to look like in the future.... great....... feels sooo about "YOU" and not THEM....

                                                                          • Nathan K.
                                                                            Nathan K.  5 days back

                                                                            This video validates everything I have ever thought of these devices. They are pointless.

                                                                            • Spastic Tuesdays
                                                                              Spastic Tuesdays  5 days back

                                                                              That cloth cover is a hard pass for kitchen use as far as I'm concerned.

                                                                              • qwerty22
                                                                                qwerty22  2 days back

                                                                                I don't know why both Amazon and Google seem so fixed on that. It's impossible to clean *especially in the kitchen*. I'd far prefer a regular plastic back. Sure its "boring" but its perfectly functional, and at least I can keep it clean.

                                                                            • carbine15
                                                                              carbine15  5 days back

                                                                              So... you bought a thing that does the things that the thing in your hand does, but not as well. Hmmm.

                                                                              • Reed Larson
                                                                                Reed Larson  5 days back

                                                                                Great review.

                                                                                • James Lee
                                                                                  James Lee  5 days back

                                                                                  It has chrome cast you can cast anything to it

                                                                                  • PaganShagger1488
                                                                                    PaganShagger1488  5 days back

                                                                                    Buying google products is like opening your house to the government. No thanks. I like my privacy.

                                                                                    • joe jane
                                                                                      joe jane  5 days back

                                                                                      Put it in the bathroom were you leave the rest of your shit.

                                                                                      • Brandon Bourg
                                                                                        Brandon Bourg  5 days back

                                                                                        I know you expected a lot but for $240, your galaxy was probably far more than that.

                                                                                        • Nitro Neo
                                                                                          Nitro Neo  5 days back

                                                                                          Possible video on a zeitmatic home DIY in the future?

                                                                                          • Ryknex's Channel
                                                                                            Ryknex's Channel  5 days back

                                                                                            wait wait wait wait, you CAN'T control other smart devices with this? PASS ,HARD PASS

                                                                                            • Robert McElfresh
                                                                                              Robert McElfresh  5 days back

                                                                                              The ad for the dual system in the Phantex case: How do you toggle between them with 1 keyboard and monitor and can you transfer files? One use case is a Nvidia equipped side can be used to edit video but the other side can then take the 4K video and transcode the video to lower resolutions for uploading.