Google Home will ship on November 4, 2016 for $129 – that’s $50 less than Amazon Echo.
Google Home also comes with a free six-month trial of YouTube red, an ad-free version of the video sharing site. Google Home is coming to the U.S. only at first, and will be sold through the Google Play Store, Best Buy, Target and Walmart. Google is already taking pre-orders.
Google Home is really all about Google Assistant, the AI-based virtual assistant that is looking to one-up Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana. Google Assistant hopes to let you engage in natural conversations to get things done.
So, Google Home will allow you to play music through its speaker or wirelessly to speakers connected to Google’s Chromecast or Chromecast Audio devices. It’ll also turn on lights, set alarms, translate languages and so on.
It sounds very similar to Amazon Echo. But is Google Home too late to the game? Amazon Echo has been around since 2014 and has sold more than 3 million units. So, we thought it’d be fun to compare Google Home and Amazon Echo. Below is a quick comparison chart of the two virtual assistants.
Amazon Echo has had a head-start and, therefore, has more skills. But the battle of the virtual assistants is officially on. Who do you think will come out victorious?