Google has finally launched the Google Assistant powered smart devices in India, the Google Home and Google Home Mini. The Google Home was announced back in 2016 during the first generation launch and the Home Mini was launched at the unveiling of Pixel 2 last year. The Price of the devices is very much similar to Amazon’s echo devices.
Google Home comes with support for Netflix, YouTube, Gaana, Saavn, and Google Play Music app and is expected to support more apps over the time as it has been officially launched here in India. Google will also bring support for the Hindi language soon, as well as other Indian languages. More Indian apps are expected to support Google Home devices in upcoming days. The top surface has LEDs that light up when Google Home recognizes “OK Google”, so users know when it is listening.
Google Home is a smart speaker powered by Google Assistant, by speaking to Home you can enjoy music and entertainment, manage everyday tasks and also ask Google your queries. It will come with unmatched voice recognition. This smart product will come with 2 mics at the top and a bottom and WiFi-enabled speaker, also it will have 4 LED lights at the top. You can send music to Home via Android/iOS through Google cast. It also supports Multi-room playback. Wi-Fi speaker comes with rich bass, clear highs and should be a thrill to use. Some of the core features here include the ability to answer your questions using Google Search, track weather, and other information, organize your itinerary, and basically all the things you’d expect from Google Assistant on your phone.
Google Home Mini
As the name suggests this is a Mini variant of the original Google Home and comes in a pretty small and compact size compared to the Google Home. The Google Home Mini is powered by Google Assistant, it can give answers to your questions, plan for an event, play music, control your smart home devices like a light. Also, it comes with Bluetooth support, as we have seen on the Google Home’s latest update. It can Play music by wither casting from music apps like Play music, Spotify, Pandora and others or can play via Bluetooth.
Price, Availability, and Offers
The Google Home is priced at INR 9,999 and the Google Home Mini is priced at INR 4,499. Both the devices will be available exclusively on Flipkart, and at over 750 retail stores across the country including Reliance Digital, Croma, Sangeetha, Poorvika, and many others. Google Home and Home Mini will be available in Chalk and Charcoal color options.
On getting these devices on Flipkart, you will get a free JioFi. Also, all buyers will get Six months free Google Play Music subscription(Valid until October 31st). At select Philips and Croma outlets, you will get Philips Hue + Google Home Mini at a special bundled price. ACT Fibernet users who will pay a 12-months advance subscription for 90Mbps and above will get a Google Home Mini. Finally, when purchasing using HDFC credit card, you will be eligible for 10% cashback.
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