Since Amazon released its Echo device some time ago, the masses have been waiting for Google to offer a similar device. Well, Google has finally done just that—today they announced the release of Google Home, and you can sign up on their website to become notified when it’s available for purchase.
Google Home is a voice-activated, in-home device. It’s a small, rounded device with a slightly slanted top, that uses Google to allow you to get answers, stream music, and manage tasks. It’s a smart speaker for your home and it looks magnificent and adorable. Just plug it in and start using it! By not being a portable unit, the Google Home can sport a very immersive speaker, with clear output and excellent bass.
You can have more than one Google Home unit in your house. Google Home uses its casting standard with multiple devices supported, though you can only use it with one account—Google says, in time, changes are going to be implemented to support multiple accounts on the device.
You can use Google’s assistant on your smartphone, which can also link to your Google Chromecast and Google’s smart home brand Nest.
A lot of partners noted to work in conjunction with Google Home upon launch include, but are not limited to: Pandora, WhatsApp, Uber, GrubHub, Spotify, Ticketmaster, and much more. Google hasn’t opened up this platform to third-party developers as of yet.
Pricing and the actual Google Home device release date haven’t been specified yet, though it’s said to ship later this year.
We’ll keep you updated!