Google Home and Home Mini launch in India

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The Google Home was launched back in 2016 alongside the first-gen Pixel smartphones, whereas, the Google Home Mini was launched previous year in October alongside the second-gen Pixel smartphones.

Google has launched the "Google Home" at a price of Rs 9,999 and the "Google Home Mini" for a price of Rs 4,499 in India.

The Google Home and Home Mini will be exclusive to Flipkart, with sales kicking off from later today.

The update means Deezer Premium+ subscribers can control music playback using Google Assistant and their voice.

Customers who would buy the Google Home or Google Home Mini from Flipkart will get a free JioFi router, and when buying a Google Home from MyJio store or Reliance Digital, a JioFi router will be included with 100GB of 4G data worth Rs. 2,499. The speakers also allow hands-free calling functionality.

Google Home speakers have proven quite popular since their debut, and they're becoming even more popular as they expand throughout the world.

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When purchasing the speakers from select Philips Hue and Croma outlets, users get a Philips Hue as well as Google Home Mini at a special bundled price.

Google Home Mini: This device has similar features to Google Home when it comes to playing music and videos.

As for the device itself, the Google Home looks less like a tech product and more like decor.

With the launch of Google Home Mini previous year, Google claims to have made Google Assistant more accessible at home.

The Google Home Mini is a compact version of the Google Home and can be considered as a direct competitor to the Amazon Echo Dot. You'll be able to pick up the Google Home for ₹9,999, and the Home Mini for ₹4,499. The top surface of the device contains LEDs that provide visual feedback when Google Home recognises the "Hey Google" command. Amazon's Echo range is powered by company's own Alexa voice assistant, which has been customized to understand Indian accent and common phrases used in India.

The Mini has a 360-degree sound with an 40mm driver. Finally, coming to Delhi, the Platinum Promo Plan of Rs 999 per month will come with a free Google Home Mini speaker. Read our full review of Echo and soon we will be pitting the two intelligent speakers against each other to give you a well-educated analysis of which one's better. Its mic - which offers far-field voice recognition and identifies different voices with Voice Match technology - is also located on the top panel, while its mic mute button and power status light are located at the back.