Why I'm returning the Google Nest Hub Max


Comments • 614

  • Bitwit
    Bitwit   5 days back

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

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    • ienablemuch steps
      ienablemuch steps  20 hours 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  4 days back

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

    • Dwarfi
      Dwarfi  4 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  4 days back

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

    • Brandon Tang
      Brandon Tang  4 days back

      Love the video and channel... But your glasses look horribly smudged and as a glasses wearer, I really need you to clean them please 😉

  • Q Goes
    Q Goes  3 hours back

    ATM Machine.....

    • Pyro
      Pyro  4 hours back

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

      • almostkinda
        almostkinda  6 hours 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  7 hours back

          YouTube comment

          • Doug Scholl
            Doug Scholl  13 hours back

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

            • Tachidottv
              Tachidottv  17 hours 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  1 days back

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

                • Martin West
                  Martin West  1 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  2 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  2 days back

                      3:30 which galaxy tab a do you have?

                      • Arun R
                        Arun R  2 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  2 days back

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

                          • Derek Davis
                            Derek Davis  2 days back

                            Saved me $200. Genuine thanks my dude.

                            • royaloreca
                              royaloreca  2 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  2 days back

                                Rants are the best!

                                • jdmh22cb7
                                  jdmh22cb7  2 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  2 days back

                                    damn another in house government/corporation spy system

                                    • Paul O'Sullivan
                                      Paul O'Sullivan  2 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  3 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  3 days back

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

                                          • John McClane
                                            John McClane  3 days back

                                            Alexa Show 8?

                                            • Grace M
                                              Grace M  3 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  3 days back

                                                ad hell.... no thanks

                                                • Rohidul Hoque
                                                  Rohidul Hoque  3 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  3 days back


                                                    • Mike
                                                      Mike  3 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  3 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.  3 days back

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

                                                          • Spastic Tuesdays
                                                            Spastic Tuesdays  3 days back

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

                                                            • qwerty22
                                                              qwerty22  2 hours 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  3 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  3 days back

                                                              Great review.

                                                              • James Lee
                                                                James Lee  3 days back

                                                                It has chrome cast you can cast anything to it

                                                                • PaganShagger1488
                                                                  PaganShagger1488  3 days back

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

                                                                  • joe jane
                                                                    joe jane  3 days back

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

                                                                    • Brandon Bourg
                                                                      Brandon Bourg  3 days back

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

                                                                      • Nitro Neo
                                                                        Nitro Neo  3 days back

                                                                        Possible video on a zeitmatic home DIY in the future?

                                                                        • Ryknex's Channel
                                                                          Ryknex's Channel  3 days back

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

                                                                          • Robert McElfresh
                                                                            Robert McElfresh  3 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.

                                                                            • RyTrapp0
                                                                              RyTrapp0  3 days back

                                                                              I didn't even know these things existed - what the fuck is wrong with people? Why would anyone willingly use this garbo?!

                                                                              • Mike Booth
                                                                                Mike Booth  3 days back

                                                                                Get the "Alfred" app for your Samsung tablet and you WILL be able to use it as a security camera. It's free too

                                                                                • Marcus Reid
                                                                                  Marcus Reid  3 days back

                                                                                  Hmm I have the Google hub max lil brother and my kids love it. They are always playing music or watching YouTube without ads because I'm a Google music subscriber which I believe makes a huge difference.
                                                                                  I think if someone enjoyed the G hub why wouldn't they like the G hub max? Let's be honest it's all about video calls. If that isn't a necessity or you are worried about Google always listening well heck you wouldn't have any smart device in your home to begin with. With prices slashed for the holidays people need to ask is it worth the purchase.

                                                                                  • Whatness
                                                                                    Whatness  3 days back

                                                                                    This was the review I was looking for. Now I know you said "this isn't a full review" but regardless, this had way more useful information than what I get out of those god damn cnet hacks. Thanks.

                                                                                    • Z N
                                                                                      Z N  3 days back

                                                                                      I get the same. Really surprised I couldn’t use Netflix. Seriously google come on! 🙄

                                                                                      • dergrunepunkt
                                                                                        dergrunepunkt  3 days back

                                                                                        a device from google that listens to everything you say is not creepy at all

                                                                                        • iborrada
                                                                                          iborrada  4 days back

                                                                                          Thanks Kyle, I will not be buying this thing then.

                                                                                          • cheddar07
                                                                                            cheddar07  4 days back

                                                                                            thank you for the video, i thought it was a tablet with a speaker, this essentially makes this a no buy for me.

                                                                                            • Berks & Oaks
                                                                                              Berks & Oaks  4 days back

                                                                                              I agree with you I think both Hubs should be priced at $50 and $100 and they would be more successful. They lack to much functionality.
                                                                                              There are some great features built in but definitely needs more software built in.
                                                                                              It could be so much more!