Why I'm returning the Google Nest Hub Max

  • Published: 01 December 2019
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    I was expecting more from Google's Nest Hub Max. A lot more.


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    Why I'm returning the Google Nest Hub Max

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Comments • 629

  • Bitwit
    Bitwit   1 weeks back

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

    Don't forget to grab your merch at bitwit.tech - Holiday sale in full effect!! *the more you buy the more you save*

    • Tristyn Russelo
      Tristyn Russelo  5 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  6 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  1 weeks back

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

    • Dwarfi
      Dwarfi  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

  • Chaos Dom
    Chaos Dom  14 hours back

    Kinda glad i chose echo show 5
    Got 31 devices working on it and the open skill app and 3 party support is great the only downside is that when ur internet is out it wont work but other then that im starting to use it alot

    • DarkWolf80s
      DarkWolf80s  1 days back

      I honestly have no idea why in the world anyone would bother spending so much money on this specific device. The best thing to do is just grab the first gen which goes up for $50 - $60 on eBay or just get the mini. These devices while it's cool to have a nice speaker it's not worth it. You're better off in utilizing those devices to help you with day to day task and smart home functionality but that is it. I have a Google Hub 1st gen and I'm loving it.

      • PkGam
        PkGam  1 days back

        So wait... You pay $230 for a buggy hub and they STILL show ads? o_O

        • Larry Holloway
          Larry Holloway  2 days back

          Google is bad umm k

          • Reuben Ahmed
            Reuben Ahmed  3 days back


            • Dwayne Stimpson
              Dwayne Stimpson  4 days back

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

              • Tricion
                Tricion  4 days back

                that case is more expensive than my pc.

                • Gabriel Poole
                  Gabriel Poole  4 days back

                  Just got this notification today

                  • funsky
                    funsky  4 days 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  5 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  5 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 ?  5 days back

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

                          • Tristyn Russelo
                            Tristyn Russelo  5 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  5 days back

                              ATM Machine.....

                              • Pyro
                                Pyro  5 days back

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

                                • almostkinda
                                  almostkinda  5 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

                                  • Don Gemus
                                    Don Gemus  3 days back

                                    Yeah, he mentioned it. It's a very obvious solution to his problems. Plus if you don't have YouTube Premium you are watching ads on every screen. Since I have premium I don't see ads on mine. Like he said, he was just ranting because he didn't do his research first

                                • Mork the Chicken
                                  Mork the Chicken  5 days back

                                  YouTube comment

                                  • Doug Scholl
                                    Doug Scholl  5 days back

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

                                    • Tachidottv
                                      Tachidottv  6 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  6 days back

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

                                        • Martin West
                                          Martin West  6 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  6 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  7 days back

                                              3:30 which galaxy tab a do you have?

                                              • Arun R
                                                Arun R  7 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  7 days back

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

                                                  • Derek Davis
                                                    Derek Davis  7 days back

                                                    Saved me $200. Genuine thanks my dude.

                                                    • royaloreca
                                                      royaloreca  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                        Rants are the best!

                                                        • jdmh22cb7
                                                          jdmh22cb7  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                            damn another in house government/corporation spy system

                                                            • Paul O'Sullivan
                                                              Paul O'Sullivan  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                                  • John McClane
                                                                    John McClane  1 weeks back

                                                                    Alexa Show 8?

                                                                    • Grace M
                                                                      Grace M  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                        ad hell.... no thanks

                                                                        • Rohidul Hoque
                                                                          Rohidul Hoque  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back


                                                                            • Mike
                                                                              Mike  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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.  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                  • Spastic Tuesdays
                                                                                    Spastic Tuesdays  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                    • qwerty22
                                                                                      qwerty22  5 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Great review.

                                                                                      • James Lee
                                                                                        James Lee  1 weeks back

                                                                                        It has chrome cast you can cast anything to it

                                                                                        • PaganShagger1488
                                                                                          PaganShagger1488  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                          • joe jane
                                                                                            joe jane  1 weeks back

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