Google India Confirmed Google Home and Home Mini devices will be coming to India


Search Engine Gaint Google India Confirmed the News that the Google Home devices will be coming to India in the latest tweet on its Google India handle.  The timing makes a lot of sense, considering Google Assistant picked up Hindi compatibility earlier this month. Allowing users to converse with the Assistant on their Google Home or Home Mini will be a huge advantage for Google as it tries to take the fight to Amazon on this front.

In terms of pricing, Google Home and Google Home Mini speakers will be launched at Rs 9,999 and Rs 4,499 respectively. According to a report by GizmoChina, in a communication shared by Redington India with its retail partners, Google Home and Home Mini will be launched in India by April 2018. This will be the second major brand to release its smart speakers in the Indian market since the Amazon Echo line of products — Echo Plus, Echo Dot and Echo — launched in India in October 2017.

The trick here is that Google Home devices are just using Bluetooth to funnel music from its connected streaming services to the Bluetooth speaker. Which means your speaker needs to be on at all times to receive the music and it doesn’t necessarily imbue the Bluetooth speaker with Google Assistant’s intelligent voice recognition software, obviously. If you want to make a request to change the song, you’ll have to be within shouting distance of the Home.

It’s a Google House Party! Despite a few quirks with the system, this is still a major upgrade for the Home, enabling you to form multi-room systems piece-by-piece with old Bluetooth speakers at a far cheaper price than a Sonos system.

So, when can you get your multi-room Google house party underway?

According to a Google spokesperson, the update is rolling out now with some speakers getting the functionality before others.

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