Google Home smart speaker launches in Australia for $199

Google Home And Google WiFi: Australian Release Date And Pricing

Google Home And Google WiFi: Australian Release Date And Pricing

Talk to your assistant - in this case Google Home and do some research.

It's billed as much easier to set up than the router and wi-fi extender setup usually used to address "dead spot" situations (US reviews have been broadly positive, such as this recent one from CNBC; tech specs are on the official Google WiFi page here). Nest's product manager recently lamented Apple HomeKit's locked-down approach to the smart home - which makes it more hard for smart gadgets like Nest's thermostat, smoke alarm and speakers to connect to an Apple-centric home.

If you have a gap in your knowledge, there's no need to find an encyclopedia, or even the need to pull your phone from your pocket to Google it. You'll know it's listening when the four primary coloured dots light up. Not sure what half a pound of butter is in grams? Along with improving coverage, Google WiFi also supports bandsteering to automatically shift your wireless devices between the 2.4 and 5GHz bands in search of the best performance. Ask it to do unit conversions (and even give you nutritional info or substitutes if you're all out of parsley) without having to wash your cake-covered hands.

Google The base comes in three colours - silver, copper or black.

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Up to six people can connect their account to one Google Home, so if you ask your Assistant to tell you about your day, it can distinguish your voice from other people in your family, and give you personalised answers.

It's worth keeping in mind that there's no parental lock for young voices so you'll need to decide on what is accessible, and more importantly what isn't, as a household. Launching without any local deals in place is surprising, perhaps Google was concerned that if it waited too long to launch the Amazon Echo speaker would steal its thunder.

It also supports Google's ad-supported, free music service, YouTube Music, as well as subscription music services such as Spotify and Google Play Music. Or, use it to listen to your favourite podcast while you clean.

Smart home devices such as the Philips Hue lighting system and Linksys's Wemo system are also supported, so householders will be able to turn lights and power points on and off with just their voice. It can wake you up in the morning (or let you snooze), set a timer while you're baking, and more.

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Starting July 20, Aussies can enjoy Google Home, our voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant.

Australia is just the fourth country where Google has released a localised version home, after launching it in the US last October, followed by the United Kingdom and Canada.

The delay, in part, is due to the customisation of the device for Australia. "That being said, we expect Australia's smart home sales to pick up over the next year with the entrance of voice control speakers, such as the Google Home", she says. Some Wi-Fi routers haven't always been built to support the increasing number of devices we use or high bandwidth activities like gaming or watching videos.

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