It will answer basic questions, tell you what your commute is going to be like, read you the news, and pretty much do anything else a smartphone could do, if it were a disembodied voice in your living room.
The Pixel phone would talk to your Home, which in turn would talk to all of your devices, getting them ready for when the master or mistress returns to his or her domain.
If you ask Home to stream something from YouTube, it will be able to pull it up on your TV screen without you having to press a button.
While Google’s new devices on their own may provide some incremental benefit to their predecessors, it’s not until you buy them all and have them work together that the benefits become apparent.
While each new device isn’t expensive, to dive into the deep end of Google’s new ecosystem, you will end up spending what a very nice laptop costs.