Google has announced the availability of the Google Home and Home Mini in India today. The smart speakers are exclusive to Flipkart for now, with the regular Google Home priced at 9,999 INR and the Mini selling for 4,999 INR. The Mini is available in black or white; the Home only comes in white. Buying either gets you six free months of Google Play Music.
Google had unveiled these smart speakers in 2016, as a hub for the connected home. Meanwhile, the Google Home Mini is meant to be used in more rooms, making the services of the Google Assistant available to more people in a single house. The compact and affordable speaker was launched last year in October.
Flipkart has listed out some of the features of the Google Home and Home Mini. It says that the devices make it easier to play music, cast videos, control smart home, get news updates, and more. On the page, users can register to get further updates on the launch. Notably, you can only register via the Flipkart app and not on the website.
The Google Home and Google Home Mini listing on Flipkart comes with the tagline ‘Intelligence meets comfort’ and the hashtag #MakeGoogleDoIt. Although the Google Assistant can already be used in Hindi on phones. We think that Hindi support will only roll out to the Google Home speakers “later this year.” The official India launch does, however, mean Google now natively supports Indian music services like Saavn and Gaana for music.
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