Google Home Arriving in the U.K. on April 6, Priced at £129

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    Google has revealed that its Amazon Echo rival, Google Home, will arrive in the United Kingdom on April 6. The announcement was made on Tuesday at an event in London, where it was also revealed that the British version of the connected smart speaker will deliver news briefings from several U.K. media outlets including The Guardian and the BBC.

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    Rollout of Google Home beyond American shores has lagged behind its main rival. The Echo range of speakers was released in Germany and the U.K. back in September 2016, allowing Amazon to gain an early foothold in the British market over the holiday period.

    Google's voice-activated speaker has also recently been dogged by accusations that its virtual Google Assistant responds to some questions with dubious answers because of flaws in the way its online search algorithm operates.

    Google Home will cost £129 when it arrives in the U.K. next month and will be available from the Google Store, Argos, Dixons, John Lewis, and Maplins. Google is also launching colored bases, costing £18 for fabric and £36 for metal versions.

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    Do you think Apple will release a product to take on Google Home/Amazon Echo?
     
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    Not really, they might "improve" the AppleTV to add some of the function....in order to sell some more of them.
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking they may do something like that. I suppose there are more important things we want them to focus on :)
     
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    I mean It makes more sense, having a product like AppleTV to enahnce that instead of having a new one, while in Google's scenario things are different as chromecast is not even a competitor of the AppleTV and not "feature complete", so for them it might make more sense to have a dedicated device like the Home.

    Yes I also prefere Apple to spend more time on their "Mac business" and focus more on quality control than "reinventing the wheel".
     
  7. BrettArchibald macrumors member

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    Hmmm... But has it actually made ANY worthwhile dent in the market at all? Who's buying these things? Have we got numbers for how many they've sold over here?
     
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    Not looking like it. Tim's not a fan of these type of devices. According to him we have Siri on our phone so not needed.
     
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    FTFY. Dixons only exists in physical retail form in airports AFAIK (Dixons Carphone is the parent company of Currys PC World). Maplin doesn't have an 's' on the end.
     

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