Google Home Introduced

Google Home made its official debut at the Google I/O developer conference earlier this year. Since then, we have heard very little about Google’s personal assistant. Today, at Google’s annual hardware event, the company has finally given us some more details.
 
 
 
Google Home will cost $129 and  will come with a free six-month trial of YouTube red. It goes on sale at Google’s online store starting today, and begins shipping on November 4.
 
Google in its official blog states,
 
“Today we also introduced Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. With Google Home, you can play music, get answers from Google, manage your everyday tasks, and control smart home devices, like Chromecast. Combined with Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra, use Google Home to control your TV — completely hands free. Simply say “Ok, Google, play the Jungle Book trailer on my TV” to watch the YouTube video on the big screen.”
 
Google wants Home to be something, which you would be able to easily put into your living room, and you can now choose the bases in different colors, which will make Home match the rest of your interior. The company will offer seven different bases for Home.
 
Google Home is actually really about Google Assistant, the next-gen conversational version of what is currently known as Google Now. If Google Assistant on Google Home is something like that of the first text-centric version of the Service, which has been seen in Google Allo, it will offer you a mixture of delight and frustration. As we have seen in the all new Google’s Allo chat, Google Assistant is quite often unable to answer your questions. On the screen, it means that Google can easily show you the link, however, on Home, it will read the snippets from Google Search.
 
Google Home will also feature built-in support for Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify and others. You will now be able to set a default music service, so every time you want to play a song, you do not need to tell Google to play a song on Spotify. Home music search has been powered by Google. Music on Google Home will now support podcast listening and as it is a Cast device, one will now be able to stream music to it from any other Cast-enabled device.
 
Home has been directly integrated with Google’s Chromecasts and Cast-enabled TVs. For now, this means that you will be able to watch YouTube videos, but Google says that very soon, it will bring Netflix support too.