The Google Home speaker for ₹9,999 and the Mini for ₹4,499 will be available immediately on Flipkart and at several offline outlets, such as Croma and Reliance Digital. With Google's entry into the Indian market, the space will heat up for sure.
Google Home and Home Mini also provide Chromecast support. In India, Google has partnered with Saavn and Gaana for streaming music. The slanted area is also a touchpad allowing you access different functions. One that has a whole list of features from setting reminders, to hearing the news, to playing music, getting travel and weather updates and even letting the Google Assistant tell you about your day ahead. The smart speaker space is quite nascent in India with only Amazon offering competition with its Echo lineup of speakers, which have been selling since November past year.
After launching in France past year, you can now listen to the music streaming service Deezer on your Google Home smart speaker in the United Kingdom. Since a lot of people are familiar with the Google Assistant already, picking up the Google Home will be a no-brainer for some of them.
The Google Assistant, with your permission, will help in your daily routine.
The Google Home speakers can control smart lights, act as a receiver for Chromecast, control Netflix content, YouTube videos and make calls as well.
Google launches Google Home, Google Home Mini smart speakers in India; prices, availability
The Google Home Mini has four lights on top, which show the speaker is working and turn orange when the mic is muted - there is a mic mute switch near the power (Micro-USB) port on the back. On the hardware front, the speaker comprises of two 2-inch driver and dual 2-inch passive radiators.
In Chennai, three plans come bundled with Google Home Mini speaker.
Buyers get six months of Google Play Music subscription for free (till October 31, 2018).
Google, however, has put quite a bit of effort into this launch; Hindi language support for the Google Assistant was rolled out just last month for Android devices. It's astonishing how well the product integrates with Google's services - if you're tied into the Google ecosystem, the Google Home has plenty to offer. The devices will be available exclusively via e-commerce portal Flipkart at 2PM. The range of speakers includes the Max, Home and the Mini, of which the Max with its greater emphasis on music sound quality, is not part of the portfolio brought to India.
Deezer has rolled out its music streaming service to Google Home smart speakers in the United Kingdom, enabling users to play their favourite tracks with the help of Google Assistant. These are only some of the phrases you can use to ask questions or instruct commands to the smart speaker.
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