Google Home and Home Mini launched in India starting at Rs. 4499


Google Home and Home Mini launched in India starting at Rs. 4499

Google's smart speaker, Google Home, is now available in India, three years after it was first announced at the company's I/O developer conference.

In India, Google Home speakers can also support Google Play Music, YouTube, Netflix, Saavn, and Gaana.

Much as is done when using the Google Assistant on an Android phone (or even an Apple iOS phone after downloading the Google Assistant app) one can ask for directions, traffic conditions, and likely time to commute.

Google has conveyed the products to the Indian market late, however, the organization guaranteed to give most ideal plans on the items, however. TheGoogle-powered speakers will available online via Flipkart and across stores in Reliance Digital, Croma, Bajaj Electronics, Vijay Sales, Sangeetha and Poorvika. If you do not like the sober grey color base, Google lets you swap it so the Home can blend in with your interiors (but it's not available right away).

Get Google Home device from RRL Store or Flipkart gets a JioFi FREE with it.

Users who purchase Google Home or Home Mini speakers via Google will get a free JioFi router and special offers on music subscriptions. Philips Hue and Croma shops will additionally vend the Home Mini and Philips Hue bulbs at a special bundled cost.

Another offer: users get 10 percent cashback when purchasing using HDFC Bank credit cards (limited to 10% of MRP).

In case of Bengaluru, ACT GIGA will come with free Google Home Mini.

Here's how you can setup up Google Home with the help of Google Home application.

Google Home understands Indian accents and will respond to the users with uniquely Indian contexts.

Google isn't a stranger to selling its products in the Indian market, as its past few smartphones have been available in the country.

Google Home is like any smart speaker. It also allows users to interact with the device by setting it up via voice recognition technology. On the back, there's a mic mute button and a power status light.

The top panel also having the characteristics of the lights which alters the patterns and colors depending on the action which will be performed and formed. The bigger Google Home has two side-facing passive speakers which produce a loud and clear sound. It comes equipped with 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi.

This also needs to be powered by a wall socket, that arrives with an AC power adapter. Google Home only supports English at the moment, but support for Hindi will come later this year which was revealed by Google at the event.

You can control your lights, switches and more, using compatible smart devices from brands like Philips Hue and TP-Link. And at 142.8 mm, it is actually surprisingly compact - it is smaller than the Pixel 2 XL in terms of height. Just be ready to lug around the 1.8-metre cable and the large-ish adaptor along (it weighs about 130 grams).

As for the Google Home Mini, it offers 360-degree audio with a 40mm driver. Just ask, "Hey Google, what is traffic like on my way to work?" and you will get your answer while you get ready to leave for work. It sports a non-skid silicone base. Even the Mini packs-in far-field microphones to hear a command even while playing music. However, there is no bluetooth support for the device.



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