Google's OnHub

Tired of your Wi-Fi not working? So is Google. Meet OnHub

OnHub Google Router

If you have ever been frustrated with your home network, rebooting devices, pulling cables and remembering cryptic passwords and controls, then this is for you. Google has just taken another step inside the home space with this brilliant networking device.

OnHub makes the most of your existing internet service by using smart software to find the best Wi-Fi connection. You can set priorities (QoS) for devices so they get more bandwidth (Smart TV for watching Netflix) along with a circular antenna design providing a broader range of coverage in your home.

The setup is simple and done via an app, choose a password you can remember, and share it with a friend using the Google On app.

SEE ALSO: How to Find the Best Wi-Fi Channel

It is also designed to support the growing number of smart devices, it auto-updates along with advanced security features to keep your network secure.

They are partnering with TP-LINK for the hardware so we’ll see how well they perform.

According to the Official Google Blog,

In the future, OnHub can support smart devices that you bring into your home, whether they use Bluetooth® Smart Ready, Weave, or 802.15.4. We also plan to design new OnHub devices with other hardware partners in the future. Stay tuned for news from our second partner, ASUS, later this year.

Price

Currently on pre-order for $199.99 from online retailers in the U.S. including the Google Store, Amazon, and Walmart.com. It will be available for sale in retail stores in the U.S. and in Canada in the coming weeks.

For professionals and power users, they already have routers with similar features and functionality running in their homes. A good home router is around the $150.00 mark, but you have to do all the setup. So for an extra $50 to have something run very well with minimal effort on your part, sure seems like a good spend. Anything to keep the teenagers connected and happy, is a good investment 😉

Google’s OnHub Youtube

See what is Tweeting about OnHub

Google WiFi Router by TP-Link – OnHub AC1900 (Managed by Google Wifi APP) techagadgets.com/google-wifi-ro…

test Twitter Media - Google WiFi Router by TP-Link – OnHub AC1900 (Managed by Google Wifi APP) https://t.co/QBVFm5o5SU https://t.co/0qDl4Ip22n

$98.70 - #Google WiFi Router by TP-Link - OnHub AC1900 (Managed by Google WiFi A amzn.com/B013ALA9LA/?ta…

TP-Link's OnHub Google WiFi 802.11ac Router includes a FREE $20 GC at $80 ($120 value) 9to5toys.com/2019/02/15/tp-… via @blairaltland

TP-Link's OnHub Google WiFi 802.11ac Router includes a FREE $20 GC at $80 ($120 value) 9to5toys.com/2019/02/15/tp-… by @blairaltland

test Twitter Media - TP-Link's OnHub Google WiFi 802.11ac Router includes a FREE $20 GC at $80 ($120 value) https://t.co/othzaClcXb by @blairaltland https://t.co/nFrObKbyoF

[Router] Google Wi-Fi Router by TP-Link - OnHub AC1900 (Managed by Google Wi-Fi APP) - $79.99 (with email code EMCTVUA46) + FS. Also gets free $20 GC. bit.ly/2DHsIzH

@ychaker @dhh The onhub worked really poorly for me. Google WiFi is a different system.

@wycats @dhh very interesting u say that, I've been considering switching from the google wifi that i have. i have the onhub (the older version), i like the app but get bad wifi coverage. MBP in the same room gets 5-10Mbps over wifi but 200Mbps while connected by cat6 to the same device

Now this is a smart pickup by @amazon. Going to head to head with @Google for tracking your data via the best thing possible... Your router. Combine a puck with #Alexa and you're what the #OnHub should have been theverge.com/2019/2/11/1822…

@greengart @amazon @geteero Gotta day I saw that coming. Google has Google Wi-Fi and Onhub which can be combined to home Wi-Fi/zwave control and automation. Samsung SmartThings already integrates them. It was only logical amazon would do something like this.

Price dropped: 16.85% ($17.02) - Google WiFi Router by TP-Link - OnHub AC1900 (Managed by Google WiFi APP) #deal #hotdeals #deals #pricedropped #pricedrop #amazondeals #amazondeal #AmazonBasics #TP-LINKUSA ranktobuy.com/2019/02/price-…

test Twitter Media - Price dropped: 16.85% ($17.02) - Google WiFi Router by TP-Link - OnHub AC1900 (Managed by Google WiFi APP) #deal #hotdeals #deals #pricedropped #pricedrop #amazondeals #amazondeal #AmazonBasics #TP-LINKUSA  https://t.co/uTFL5vrfAr https://t.co/jkAp7SIMk3

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