Google has announced a new smart home device powered by Google Assistant and a touch screen display in India today. The company today announced Google Nest Hub, which also happens to be Google’s first product in India under Nest series. Previously Google had announced Google Home and Home Mini in India. The Google Nest Hub was launched along with the Pixel 3 and 3XL at last year’s #madebygoogle event.
The Google Nest Hub comes with a 7-inch LCD display with touch support. On the connectivity front, It comes with Bluetooth and WiFi support. The Nest Hub sports two far-field microphones either side and at the front, it houses ambient light sensor and a color sensor. It also comes with an Ambient EQ setting and color of the display throughout the day. At the rear of the screen there is a volume button and switch to mute the mics and the port for the 15W power adapter. However, the Nest hub doesn’t include a camera for duo calling.
The Google Assistant can help you kickstart your morning and get the latest weather, traffic and meeting schedules or you can relax in the evening by video calling friends with Google Duo, watching YouTube videos, enjoying your favorite tunes or managing your connected devices – all with just your voice and a quick glance at the display. When not in use, the display doubles as a digital picture frame showcasing an ambient screen of beautiful pictures from a personally selected album in Google Photos, or another background image of your choosing. The Nest Hub can also control devices like smart lights, thermostats, and devices supporting Google Home. As far as the music is concerned, in India, the Google Nest Hub supports YouTube Music, Gaana, Saavn, Spotify, and Wynk Music.
Home View lets users control more than 200 million connected devices from over 3,500 brands globally. With a simple tap or voice command, users can control products from Xiaomi, Syska lights, Oakter Plugs, Philips Hue, LG and more. Also, users can broadcast messages through all connected speakers at home. It also helps you prepare recipes like top chefs. Use voice to browse millions of recipes from NDTV Food, Veg Recipes of India, Archana’s Kitchen and more and start cooking, all hands-free.
Google Nest Hub Features
- 7-inch touch display
- Google Assistant, Voice-controlled
- Ambient EQ automatically matches lighting and colors in any room
- Two far-field microphones
- View and control compatible lights, plugs, cameras, TVs and other devices from a single dashboard
- Upto 6 Users with Personalised Settings
- Digital Photo Frame
- Play YouTube Videos
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz) and Bluetooth
- Dimensions: 7.02 inches x 4.65 inches(W x H)
- Weight: 480 g
Pricing and Availability
The Google Nest Hub will be available for INR 9,999 in India and will be available in Charcoal(black) and Chalk(white) color options. It will be available on Flipkart, Tata Cliq, Croma, and Reliance digital store. As a limited period offer, Google is also offering Mi security camera worth INR 1,799 at INR 1 only on Flipkart and Tata Cliq.