Google Home is a smart speaker powered by the AI-driven Google Assistant, similar to the Alexa powered Amazon Echo. It allows you use google services such as search, maps and translate using voice commands.
You can use Google Home to play songs from Google Play Music, Spotify, TuneIn, BBC Radio and other services, on Home Speakers itself or other third party speakers that are connected to it.
You can even use it to play movies & videos on Chromecast-connected TVs, make appointments on your calendar, create to-do lists and set alarms. Google Home also plays well with other Smart Home devices such as Nest, Philips and Samsung Smart Things.
Google Home Speakers will be available on Google Store for £129 starting April 6, as well as Argos, Dixons, John Lewis and Maplin, and (soon) EE. You can also buy colored bases for your smart speakers on Google Store – £18 (fabric) or £36 (metal)
Google WiFi is a puck shaped WiFi Router that connects to your broadband and creates a mesh wireless network for your home so that all your devices such as Laptops, TVs, phones, smartwatches, speakers and tablets can be internet-enabled no matter in which room they’re located. Google also provides an app to control your Google WiFi router.
Starting April 6, Google WiFi will be available on Google Store as single units (£129) or 2-packs (£229). You can also buy them at Argos, Dixons, John Lewis, Maplin and Amazon.
Looks like Amazon has some serious competition in UK’s Smart Home Market. What do you think?