The good news is that you can now purchase the brand new Google Home speaker for just $99, a healthy 23% discount compared to the device’s regular price of $129. The bad news is that you’ll really have to hurry if you want to take advantage of this deal, which is only available for a limited time, and only while supplies last.
Google Home is Google’s answer to the Amazon Echo line of speakers. As we’re sure you’ll recall, the Echo and Amazon’s similar speakers act as portals for accessing Alexa, a virtual personal assistant that can answer your questions, help you order products from Amazon, control your smart home devices, and more. Of course, rather than give people access to Alexa, Google Home is a vessel for Google Assistant.
Assistant can be thought of as a next-generation Google Now. The AI-powered virtual assistant uses the power of Google’s massive cache of information to answer your questions and control just about any of Google’s software products. Since Google’s ecosystem is so vast, Assistant can access and control just about anything that relates to your digital life. Google Assistant can tell you your schedule and help you plan your day to ensure you leave on time, taking traffic into account. It can interact with other connected devices, as well as your phone. And everything is hands-free, just like it is on the Amazon Echo.
$129 is a fair price for this handy little speaker, but Google’s big Black Friday sale knocks the price down to just $99. The sale is now live on Google’s own website, but if you miss it there you’ll also have an opportunity to snag $99 Google Home speakers at Best Buy on Friday.