Good news for tech geeks in Australia, Google has announced on Tuesday that their Google Home and Google WiFi will be releasing in Australia tomorrow (Thursday 20th). Both products are already available in Canada, the US, UK and France, and will also be available in Germany in August.
Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant, similar to Amazon’s Alexa. With a simple “Ok Google”, you can get answers, turn up the music, manage your everyday tasks or even turn on or adjust your compatible smart lights. Ask it questions regarding weather, maths calculations, word definitions, unit conversion. Use it as an alarm clock, timer, even find out about traffic and how long it will take you to get to work.
Home can help you keep track of everything going on in your house–you can control your lights, switches and more. If you have a Chromecast, you can also use voice commands to play Netflix, Stan and YouTube on your TV. Enjoy Multi-room by grouping Google Home devices together (with Chromecast Audio or Chromecast built-in speakers too) to listen to the same song in every room.
But possibly the best part is the Australian version even has a unique Aussie accent. Ask it for brekkie ideas or where the nearest servo is. You can also ask it what sound a Kookaburra makes, and it’ll cue the laughter we all know and love.
You can even customise the look of your Google Home to suit your decor by purchasing different coloured bases from the Google Store.
Check out more on Google Home HERE.
Google are also launching Google WiFi , giving you seamless internet coverage for homes of any shape or size.
Some Wi-Fi routers may struggle to support the increasing number of devices we use or high bandwidth activities like gaming or watching videos. Google Wifi is a connected system that replaces your current router to bring smarts, security and simplicity to home Wi-Fi to give you consistently strong coverage in your home.
Check out more on Google WiFi HERE.
Google Home is available for $199 starting on 20 July from The Google Store, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Officeworks, The Good Guys, Telstra, Optus and Qantas Store. Google Wifi is also available on 20 July for $199 for a single-pack and $499 for a three-pack from The Google Store, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, and Officeworks.