Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Google Home Max hits stores today, yours for $399

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Lori Graves | 12 December, 2017, 18:35

It sports dual 4.5-inch woofers and dual 0.7-inch custom tweeters, and is claimed to be more than 20 times more powerful than the existing Google Home. The big box retailer says it will be able to deliver the Assistant enabled smart speaker as early as tomorrow, if you choose expedited shipping. The Home Max allows you to use your voice to control popular services like Spotify Free and Premium, YouTube Music, Google Play Music or Pandora. All of which means that the virtual assistant wars have finally spilled into the high-end speaker market. The feature works from the get-go, so you don't have to worry much about setup every time you move it around your house.

Designed for your home: Google Home Max was created to be versatile and seamlessly blend in with your home's decor. The smaller one Google Home Mini is already available for purchase since the launch.

Do you plan on picking one up?

The Home Max can be used in two orientations - vertically and horizontally.

Like the HomePod, the speaker offers a feature that tunes audio based on the geometry of the room - called Smart Sound, in Google's case.

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Interestingly, the Google Home Max is created to place either vertically or horizontally. It also has Bluetooth connectivity on board.

The idea behind the new Google Assistant voice commands is to detect and sync any devices you recently added to the Google Home app on your smartphone or tablet.

The new generation, Google Home Max is created to compete against the other high-end smart speakers.

You can also get answers to various questions, including sport updates, translation and definitions of words, news updates, recipes and access to a calculator and unit conversion. Let us know in the comments.

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