Considering the complete and utter lack of security in almost anything that actually allows remote control (i.e. JB and his cameras that demand UPNP open ports for the world - thank you NO) I currently refuse to use any of that stuff.
That said, I do have an Amazon Echo - after hearing Scott say how cool they are - and now I just sit back and wonder why. Sure I have it play Amazon music on it's crappy speaker (ok a dot could fix that) 1 time a month on average, I ask it the weather about 2 times a month on average... Otherwise I'm constantly annoyed, almost nightly by it saying "I'm sorry Dave I didn't understand the question I heard" while watching a show where no one said Alexia.
I guess my wife and I have asked it a question here or there, but it fails to know 9 out of 10 times and we fall back to google to get the answer.
That is the other thing I do like about the Google Home vs the Amazon equipment. Google seems to be much better at answering general questions, and you can ask it follow-up questions, something the Amazon Echo/Dot is lacking. Also, even if Google hasn't fully integrated all their services with it yet, I have zero doubts they will in the future. I'm leaning more towards the Home at this point, tbh.
@coliver yep, it's just a start menu that runs on top. Better access to your apps, loads / updates Kodi for you, but everything underneath is untouched. Instead of having to dive through 4 menu layers to get to apps, they are all right there on the start screen.
LOL well my son (fun guy that he is) stole the remote and keeps turning Alexa (echo) on an off next to me. I don't hear it saying anything unless he asks it a question. I don't think you would really use the remote for more than turning it on and off or adding to a shopping list.