Google Home, Home Mini launched today in India at a price tag of Rs.9,999 and Rs.4,999 only. Google Home, Home mini smart speakers are finally launched in India on 10th April 2018 at New Delhi. The smart speakers are based on Google Assistant feature with dedicated media control button. These two smart speakers are already released last year in the US. These two products will be available through Flipkart. These smart speakers support Youtube, Google Play Music, Netflix, Saavn, and Gaana. It can play or pause music, give answers to the questions, traffic details, notes, set reminder, and set an alarm etc. The Hindi language support will be added in this year via update.
Google Home, Home Mini Price in India
The Google Home priced at Rs.9,999 only and the Home Mini priced at Rs.4,999 only in India. These speakers will be available in both online and offline market. Now in India only the Amazon Echo smart speaker is available. Google Home, Home Mini will definitely give a competition in terms of price point. Though the Alexa is based on Alexa voice assistant.
The Google Home will come with a Grey fabric Base which looks quite premium. The Coral Blue and Charcoal Black color option will also be available. Flipkart will be the exclusive partner right now and these speakers will be available very soon in many offline digital stores like Reliance Digital, Chroma, Bajaj Electronics, Vijay Sales, Sangeetha, and Poorvika. The first sale started from today onwards. You can check Flipkart store for more offers and discounts.
Google Home, Home Mini Availability
Customers will get free Reliance JioFi Router with every purchase of Google Home, Home Mini via Reliance Digital Store. The router will be available with 100GB of 4G data worth Rs.2,499 only. Customers have to recharge Rs.149 or above data pack (Prime Members) and they will get extra 100GB data. The 10 vouchers will be provided with 10GB data each up to1-year validity. The offer is valid up to 30th April 2018.
At selected Chroma and Philips Hue outlets, customers will get a suitable price offer with Google Home and Philips Hue. The HDFC bank credit card users will get direct 10% of cashback. Buyers will also get a free subscription to Gaana up to 31st October 2018 by paying Re.1 only. This will give additional 18 months of an ad-free subscription to the users. Similarly, Saavn subscription will also be free up to 31st October 2018 and Re.1 for additional 18 months of an ad-free package.
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The Vice President of Products Management, Rishi Chandra said at the launch event, “Google delighted to bring our best-in-class home products in India. Google Home and Home Mini are customized for Indian users. It recognizes the Indian Accent and some other features too for a great user experience. The Google Assistant will work on all devices.”
Google Home Specification
Google Home smart speaker features a touch smooth surface on the top. It can be used for control volumes, media playback, and activating Google Assistance. It weighs around 477 grams. The inbuilt mic is featured with Indian language and accent recognition technology even in noisy environment. The mic mute button and power indicator LED is placed on the back side. The upper portion can change lights color depending on the action.
It features dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11ac. It runs on iOS 9.1 or above and Android 4.4 KitKat or above out of the box. The speaker also supports Google ChromeCast connected TV. It has a 2-inch speaker driver and can support MP3, HE-AAC, AAC, LC-AAC+, WAV audio formats with a 2-inch passive radiator.
Google Home Mini Specification
The Google Home Mini smart speaker has nice cotton type fabric surface on the top. It has four LED indicators to work as per action and change its color. This one also supports ChromeCast and weighs around 173 grams. The speaker can deliver full 360° sound, thanks to 40mm driver. It also runs same like Google Home speaker mentioned above. It has micro-USB port for charging along with mic silent button.
The indicator lights can do many things like play and pause music, control volume, set reminder, start and stop an alarm, set the timer and call actions. The AC power adapter comes with a wall socket, it supports MP3, AAC, HE-AAC, LC-AAC+, Vorbis, FLAC and WAV audio formats.