Google announces the Home Mini, Home Max

Victor Barreiro Jr.
(UPDATED) Google formally introduces its new Google Home device, the Google Home Mini!

GOOGLE HOME MINI. Screen shot from livestream.

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Google at its event on October 4 (October 5, Philippine time) formally introduced its latest version of the Google Home device, called the Google Home Mini

The Google Home Mini is a home assistant and speaker that packs the Google Assistant and other related features of the original Home device, but with a smaller form factor. (READ: Beyond Pixels: Other expected things at Google’s Pixel 2 event)

HOME IN 3 COLORS. Screen shot from Google livestream.

Google Home devices in general will also be getting some updates, such as a new Broadcast mode. Broadcast is a new feature, in which your device sends messages to all Home devices in the house, much like a home intercom.

The Home Mini will be coming to all 7 of Google’s home countries and will cost $49.

Preorders are available now, and the device will be in stores on October 19. 

Google also revealed the Google Home Max, which features the same Google Home goodness but with a smart speaker. Google Home Max uses Smart Sound to adjust the sound experience tailored to your home.

GOOGLE HOME MAX. Screen shot from Google livestream.

Google’s Home Max is available for $399 and will be out in December. –

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