Google Home Mini, Home Max Smart Speakers Launched Alongside New Features

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The Google Home Mini is everything you've came to love from the Google Home range only in a smaller, more versatile miniature smart speaker.

If you're pre-ordering a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, Google won't automatically send you a Home Mini.

Beyond music, the Home Max can control smart home gadgets- handily, this includes products from Google's Nest lineup as well as Philips Hue smart lights and others.

Home is now more kid-friendly, too. It will be available in Coral, Chalk, and Charcoal colour variants.

It is created to be used on its side, but thanks to some helpful magnets it can be stood up too. Google Home Max can be adjusted to listen to music, podcasts or phone conversations with Smart Sound Auto-learning feature.

Google Home Max is a woofer without an assistant.

Max supports YouTube Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn, and will play music via Cast, Bluetooth, or stereo aux input from a home stereo. Also, there is a 3.5mm audio jack on the back next to a USB Type C port, if you need a wired connection. Furthermore, it can connect with Chromecast audio devices. Allowing the user to shift it around without having to worry about affecting the sound quality.

Perhaps the most intriguing new feature is Smart Sound. It will tune EQ to what you're listening to, and turn volume up when the dishwasher's running, for example. Users in the United Kingdom too, would soon be able to make calls starting later this year.

Unfortunately, Google is making this a US-exclusive for now. The device will be up for sale in December with a price tag of $399. He announced that this year the device launched in 5 new countries.

The original Google Home is priced at $129.

Google is counting on the knowledge that it has accumulated through its dominant search engine to make its assistant far more intelligent than either Alexa or Siri, giving it an edge over its rivals over time.