Google has unveiled a new smart speaker designed to act as an in-house virtual assistant. Google Home is a voice-activated product that brings the Google assistant to any room in your house. It lets you enjoy entertainment, manage everyday tasks, and get answers from Google—all using conversational speech. Google Home is the company’s answer to the Amazon Echo, whose voice-controlled “Alexa” assistant can help with various tasks.


With a simple voice command, you can ask Google Home to play a song, set a timer for the oven, check your flight, or turn on your lights. It’s designed to fit your home with customizable bases in different colors and materials. For now, this is just a quick introduction to Google Home, as the device is expected to launch later this year, but you can see Google Home in action in the video below.


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