Google Home and Home Mini Voice Activated Speakers launched in India

Google launches Google Home, Google Home Mini smart speakers in India; prices, availability

Google launches Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers in India

Google was second to the party with the Home range of smart speakers while Apple was the most recent to join the league with HomePod.

Google, earlier today launched its smart speakers- the Google Home and the Google Home Mini. Both the items are exclusive to Flipkart, and they will be accessible crosswise over 750 offline stores in the nation. Google Home can be used to play music, cast videos, control smart home and get news updates. It can also make calls for you and even control home devices such as Philips Hue, Nest, Honeywell and more. There are no immediate plans to bring the larger Google Home Max speaker to India at the moment. The Home Mini is priced at Rs 4499, while the Home would cost you Rs. 9999. Powered by Google Assistant, these smart speakers can also be asked for the horoscope. Ahead of the launch, the Home and Home Mini have already got teaser page at Flipkart, which is likely to be the sole online retail partner for Google for the Home devices. If you buy an Google Home Mini speaker on Flipkart, you will get a JioFi router free along with free music subscription. These products have been customised to match the needs of the Indian consumer and you will see that Google Home is truly "desi".

Over the past year, Google has launched the Assistant in Hindi in Allo, brought the English Assistant to more phones, and made a special version available for Reliance Jio feature phones.

In India, Amazon's Alexa has a considerable head-start, specially with the intense advertising campaigns launched recently on television channels.

Google Assistant will work seamlessly for across all devices.

Google launches Google Home, Google Home Mini smart speakers in India; prices, availability
Google Home and Home Mini are now available in India

International Business Times, India was covering the Google's Tuesday event and had the chance to take the bigger Google Home for a spin. Amazon Echo Plus is priced at Rs 14,999, Echo at Rs 9,999 and Echo Dot at Rs 4,499. Google Home smart speakers can provide real-time answers to a slew of questions.

These include an 18-month subscription to Gaana Plus at Rs 1, a 12-month subscription to Saavn Pro at Rs 1, 10% cashback for HDFC Bank Credit Cards, and a free JioFi JMR815 Wireless Data Card worth Rs 999.

Google has revealed a few launches offers for the new Home products. Read our full review of Echo and soon we will be pitting the two intelligent speakers against each other to give you a well-educated analysis of which one's better.

The Google Home pack two microphones that utilise a neural beamforming to enable accurate far-field voice recognition.

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