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if you take a look at the sub-forums there are loads of tip and tricks on getting your Mi Home Hub up and running.
have a read through the threads and make your own mind up if this is for you.
I've had one for over a year and it makes life so easy.
I don't have Google home. but I do use Alexa and the lights work flawlessly when ever I ask Alexa to turn certain devices off.
although I tend to rely on IFTTT to turn my devices off.
needless to say Alexa and I don't talk as much as we used too.