Google Home Mini speaker official

05 October, 2017, 00:30 | Author: Cecelia Webb
  • The Verge

The new Amazon Echo-Dot like digital butler is a cheaper, smaller and a less feature-packed device over its larger sibling, the Google Home.

SAN FRANCISCO _ Google on Wednesday unveiled new phones, smart speakers and other devices infused with artificial intelligence in its bid to claim the high ground against rivals Amazon and Apple.

Google Home Mini has just been announced at the Made by Google event on 4 October 2017.

Home Max can work with the Home and Home Mini and comes with Google Assistant inside, which is made to hear your voice even when music is playing loud. For now, the majority of Google's revenue comes from advertising, but that could change as its parent company introduces hardware devices that require services to run.

The Google Home Mini, similar to the original version, is operated by Google Assistant.

It retails for $49 in the United States and is available for pre-order now.

Thanks to Voice Match, you'll be able to quickly speak tasks and control smart home appliances around the house.




The Google Home Max has a fabric design for the grille, with the speaker available in two color options - chalk and charcoal.

Google Home Max will launch in December in the USA, priced at $399.

Perhaps the most intriguing new feature is Smart Sound. The standard Google Home speaker costs nearly $130. If you're interested, here's hoping you're in the U.S. - the Google Home Max is a United States exclusive until "early next year" when it starts shipping elsewhere.

The command "Hey Google, goodnight!" can turn off all the lights, turn down the temperature and remind the user of their first meeting next day.

It can tune its audio to its own space, analyzing the sound coming from the speaker using its built in microphones to determine the best equalizer settings.

It will also be coming to other countries Google operates in, including the United Kingdom, soon.

Oh and one more thing. You won't be able to swap colours or buy different base textures like you can with the regular Home. It can integrate smoothly with YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play, and iHeartRadio. You can also stream from a device to the speaker via Bluetooth, or plug in any device with an auxiliary input.

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