Last week, we updated that the Mountain View company Google is gearing to launch its two smart speakers, which are Google Home and Google Home Mini in India. Well, today the company has launched both the smart speakers in India at an event, which held in the capital of the country i.e. New Delhi. So, let’s dive into the article to know the pricing and availability of both the Google Assistant powered smart speakers.
The Google Home is larger of the two smart speakers, and it was unveiled in October 2016 along with the first generation of Google Pixel and products by Google at the Made by Google event. It sports a touch surface on the top which can be used to control playback, volume and also to activate the Google Assistant. it also has a mic which offers far-field voice recognition and it identifies different voices with a feature called Voice Match Technology. Button to mute the mic and power status lights are placed on the back side and top panel has the light which changes its pattern and colour according to its task.
The device will control devices of your home, just ask to play a video from YouTube on your Chromecast the device will automatically search and find out the video which you asked and it will connect it to your Google cast enabled device and start playing the video.
Speaking about the connectivity, it offers just dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and the speaker can only be used as a Wi-Fi connected speaker with no Bluetooth. It requires to be connected to the wall socket and comes with an AC power adapter. It supports all the audio formats, and it also supports Chromecast, which will allow users to stream movies, shows, and music onto their connected TVs or Google Cast speakers. In terms of compatibility, it supports Android 4.4 KitKat or above, and iOS 9.1 or above.
Moreover, the device supports over 1,000 smart home devices from over 150 brands. Speaking about the pricing and availability of Google Home, it comes with a price tag of ₹9,999 and it will be available through Flipkart and also be available in offline stores.
Google Home Mini
The Google Home Mini is much smaller than the original Google Home, but the device can able to function all the functionalities of the Google Home. You will able to command the device with your voice, as the Google Assistant is kept inside of it. The Home Mini has four LED’s on top of it, which will indicate you when it is a trigger or when the device is thinking.
In terms of connectivity, the Google Home Mini offers dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11ac along with Bluetooth v4.1, which will allow users to use it as both a Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth speaker. It also needs to be powered by a wall socket and comes with an AC power adapter. It supports all the audio formats, and it also supports Chromecast, which will allow users to stream movies, shows, and music onto their connected TVs or Google Cast speakers. In terms of compatibility, it supports Android 4.4 KitKat or above, and iOS 9.1 or above.
The Google Home Mini supports over 1,000 smart home devices from over 150 brands. Speaking about the pricing and availability of Google Home, it comes with a price tag of ₹4,499 and it will be available through Flipkart and also be available in offline stores.
Offers with the smart speakers
If you buy the newly launched Google-powered smart speakers via Flipkart then you will get JioFi router for free of cost and if you buy the Google Home from Reliance Digital or myJio Stores, then you will get a JioFi router along with 100 GB or 4GB data and the offer valid until April 30.
Having said that, both the speakers will support with the will support Google Play Music, YouTube, Saavn, Gaana, and Netflix. Moreover, Google will also provide Hindi support to the Google Home speakers later this year.
So, are you excited about the Google Home and Google Home Mini Smart speakers??? Have you waited for the devices to purchase??? Then don’t wait more you can make them yours now and don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments section below!