Tag: Google Home Mini

Ninety7 introduces JOT battery base for Google Home Mini

As their names imply, Google’s Home devices are designed with the intention of keeping them inside, but they’re not always as portable as we’d like them to be. Since the company doesn’t provide a way to use the units without plugging them into a wall outlet, third-party manufacturers have seized the opportunity to release battery […]

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Google now offers smart home product bundles at a discount

If you’re looking to deck your house out in connected devices, Google has you covered. The ‘Smart TV kit’ with a Home Mini and Chromecast leaked last week, and now it appears that’s just one of several bundles that Google now sells on its website. As you might expect, each bundle is less expensive than […]

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Mickey Mouse Home Mini base from OtterBox coming soon to the Google Store

Smart home devices no longer have to look stale, thanks to a Google partnership with Disney and OtterBox. The Google Store will soon sell a kid-friendly Mickey Mouse base for its Home Mini device. The company handed the accessory out to attendees at the company’s Made by Google event, but for those not there, it […]

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Google Home and Home Mini coming to The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark on October 24

At its I/O conference in May, Google announced that it would expand Home and Home Mini availability to seven new countries by the end of 2018. The smart speakers have already launched in Mexico, Spain, and, most recently, South Korea. Users from The Netherlands, Sweden, Demnark, and Norway will soon join the party. In an […]

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Google Home and Home Mini are coming to South Korea next week

Back in May, Google announced that it would be bringing its Home smart speakers to seven new countries, including South Korea. Now, the wait is almost over as the Google Store in Korea has began listing the Home and Home Mini as coming soon. The official launch should happen next week. Google Assistant has supported the […]

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PSA: Smart Displays aren’t a replacement for your Google Home — at least not yet

Despite having almost identical features, it’s important to note that Smart Displays are not Google Homes. While both are powered by the Google Assistant, there are some small feature differences. Going forward, Google could either bring to the platforms closer or continue to differentiate each from one another. The smart assistant war has been raging […]

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Google Home Will Now be More Contextually Aware When Turning Lights On/Off in Rooms

Thanks to good spotting by users on reddit, then confirmed by Google to Android Police, your Google Home unit will be more contextually aware when turning on and off the lights moving forward. To explain, after this change, users can simply tell Google Home to turn off the lights, without the need to dictate […]

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Google Home now understands room context, only adjusts nearby lights

Controlling smart home devices by voice can feel almost like magic. If you’ve got a Google Home and compatible connected lights, all you have to do is ask, and bam, illumination. Up until recently, any command involving smart lights translated to “do this to every light in the house;” not particularly intuitive. But lately, such […]

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[Deal Alert] Nab a free Google Home Mini with $119 purchase on eBay

We’ve seen deal after deal after deal on Google’s donut-sized smart speaker, the Google Home Mini, and they just keep coming. The latest: just about any order of $119 or more on eBay will net you a free Mini in one of two colors. The online retailer offered a similar freebie deal in May, but […]

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Google Home can now read your imported and iCal calendars

Multiple calendar support on Google Home has been available since last November, but the feature has been very limited. You couldn’t choose your birthday or holiday calendars, ones created from a G Suite account, or imported calendars from URLs/iCal. That last part has recently changed, even though the support page hasn’t caught up to it […]

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Google Store summer sale serves up Pixel 2 XL, Home discounts

Ready for another summer sale? Google has kicked off one of its own over at the Google Store, dropping prices on a number of devices. It hasn’t quite discounted everything, but there are some decent deals to be found nevertheless, especially if you’ve been thinking of picking up one of the company’s various Home smart […]

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[Deal Alert] Google Store running sale including Home Mini for $34 ($15 off), Clips for $169 ($80 off), and various other discounts

The Google Store just had a nearly site-wide sale last month, but Google has decided it’s already time for another one. The deals are a bit different this time around, though, with highlights including the Home Mini for just $34 ($15 off), the Clips camera for $169 ($80 off), the Pixel 2 XL for $749 […]

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Check out these Easter Eggs for Wimbledon and the 2018 Football World Cup on your Google Home

Despite rumors to the contrary, the 2018 FIFA World Cup is not the only major sporting event being held this month; tennis fans will no doubt be aware that we are heading into the second last week of Wimbledon. Besides using the Google Assistant on your Google Home device to keep up to date with […]

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A free Google Home Mini for all is analyst’s nuclear bomb in war with Alexa

There’s an easy way for the Google Assistant to overshadow Amazon’s Alexa, one analyst has suggested: simply give every home in America a free Google Home Mini. The coast-to-coast giveaway might cost Google a pretty penny to achieve, or so the idea goes, but it could more than make up for it with search profits. […]

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[Update: Fix rolling out] Having Google Home or Chromecast problems? Widespread outages reported, still ongoing for some

Last night many people, including some of us here at Android Police, started running into problems with their Google Home and Chromecast devices. Content could not be cast to either, and many Google Homes and other Assistant-powered hardware were unable to accept commands. For some, the issue may be ongoing.  We’re sorry to hear some […]

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