Google unveils Home Max for $399, coming to the United States in December

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The Max is an enhanced version of Google Home with stereo speakers, and positioned very much as a rival to the Apple HomePod. They are also introducing the new Home Mini and Home Max smart speaker systems.

Google's voice-activated digital assistant will serve as the brains for all the speakers, just as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri run their competing devices. Google says that this fabric was specially developed to be used with the device. So, it's time to take a look what Google has in store for audiophiles with a product that was supposedly codenamed after late Biggie Smalls. It will be available at retailers on October 19th and sell for $49. You can use it to set reminders, hear the news and more. It has a white polycarbonate casing and a custom "acoustically transparent" fabric speaker grille that's available in Chalk or Charcoal. While that may seem like a lot, there's no denying that the Google Home sounds like a toy compared to the newly announced product and it's not like the original model wasn't touted as one of the best speakers in its price range a year ago, so Google most certainly outdid itself this time around.

The new feature has been created to make a profile out of your voice's pitch and tone and differentiate it from the rest of the household.

For example, saying "Hey Google, broadcast it's time for dinner!" will play the message on all the Google devices across the house to inform family members about their evening meal.

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We should have in mind that Google Home already had phone call functionality. Users can simply tap on the earbud to trigger the Google Assistant or change the track.

Oh and one more thing.

"It comes in three attractive colours, fits neatly into the palm of your hand, and is available for only £49, so is accessible for anyone wanting to build on or start their smart home for the first time". It also supports "Voice Match" technology, which recognises different voices of users and shows customised results. Google Home Max will support a number of music streaming services. You can even find it when your device is in silent mode.