At the ongoing Google I/0 2019, the three day long Google developer conference at Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, California, Google has announced a new hardware device called “Nest Hub Max”. With this announcement, Google said that they’re bringing the Home products under the Nest brand.
The new Nest Hub Max, the first product from the newly-formed team. Nest Hub Max has all the things you love about Nest Hub (formerly Google Home Hub). It features a digital photo frame powered by Google Photos and the home view dashboard, which gives you full control of your connected device. With the inclusion of a new display, users will get a bigger 10-inch HD screen and a smart camera that helps you keep an eye on your home and keep in touch with family and friends.
The big screen makes Nest Hub Max the kitchen TV. With a subscription, Hub Max can stream your favorite live shows and sports on YouTube TV. You can tell it what you want to watch, or if you need help deciding. It can also teach you how to cook, play your music, and see who’s at the front door. And you’ll also get the full stereo sound, with a rear-facing woofer.
Further, the Nest Hub Max has a Nest Cam to help you keep an eye on things at home- you can turn it on when you’re away and check on things right from the Nest App on your phone. The camera on Hub Max also helps you stay connected to your family and friends, and video calling is easy with Google Duo. The camera has a wide-angle lens, and it automatically adjusts to keep you centered in the frame. And now when the volume’s up, you can use Quick Gestures to bring it down. Just look at the device and raise your hand, and Nest Hub Max will pause your media.
Hub Max is designed to be used by multiple people in the home, and provide everyone with the help they need in a personalized way. Hub Max will have an option to enable Voice Match, so the Assistant can recognize your voice and respond specifically to you. For more personalized help with Hub Max, Google introduced a new feature called Face Match. For each person in a family who chooses to turn it on, the Assistant guides through the process of creating a face model, which is encrypted and stored on the device.
Pricing and Availability
Nest Hub Max will be available in the U.S. for $229 on the Google Store and at Best Buy, Target, Home Depot and more. It’ll also be available in the UK for £219 and in Australia for AUS $349. The Nest Hub(Home Hub) is also coming to 12 new countries—Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, and Sweden.