Google Home pre-order £129.00 @ Google store - Now Aval!
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Google Home pre-order £129.00 @ Google store - Now Aval!

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Q-Tec

Agreed. In much the same way I'll never have a "Black Box" in my car, … Agreed. In much the same way I'll never have a "Black Box" in my car, I'll never buy a listening device for my home.



​Never off my car cd player. Ride on Time is a great track.

jafarabas786

Amazon echo and Google home are a cia, mi5, nsa and GCHQ wet dream come … Amazon echo and Google home are a cia, mi5, nsa and GCHQ wet dream come true.



Along with all phones, laptops, TVs etc.

I suggest you live off grid wearing a tinfoil hat!

dipteshr

I picked one up from America when it came out - I also had an Echo when … I picked one up from America when it came out - I also had an Echo when it was released. The Echo WAS very "dumb" in the early days but has "grown up" a lot... I'm currently using the Home and it is cleverer than Alexa was in the early days but I would say Alexa is cleverer right now. I imagine Google will push the development of the Home heavily in the short term as I cant imagine them letting Amazon take the lead with this.Also worth bearing in mind that Google is a superpower in terms of knowing about you (for better or worse). I can be sure that when fully developed the Home will be better than the Echo. Google have made a living from learning about you for a lot longer than Amazon who were primarily a retailer.With that being said its a lot like watching two lorries trying to overtake each other on a dual carriageway when you're behind them in your "Siri Device" waiting to get past them both - Lets see how long before Apple jump on the bandwagon.


Cleverer?

ukez

Google didn't even entertain offering early adopters a pre-order discount … Google didn't even entertain offering early adopters a pre-order discount like Amazon did, so for that reason I'm not going to order one until one comes about.


Indeed. £99 for the echo was an absolute bargain and £40 for an echo dot better still. If they want me to try (or change to) Google Home, they'll need to come up with a better offer.
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6th April? Nice. I'm gonna be in the US then though, so may just pick one up there. I'd much prefer this to Alexa as I have a Google Music family sub whereas my Prime Music sub is the basic tier with a tiny (in comparison) selection of songs.

Really want this!!

I picked one up from America when it came out - I also had an Echo when it was released. The Echo WAS very "dumb" in the early days but has "grown up" a lot... I'm currently using the Home and it is cleverer than Alexa was in the early days but I would say Alexa is cleverer right now. I imagine Google will push the development of the Home heavily in the short term as I cant imagine them letting Amazon take the lead with this.

Also worth bearing in mind that Google is a superpower in terms of knowing about you (for better or worse). I can be sure that when fully developed the Home will be better than the Echo. Google have made a living from learning about you for a lot longer than Amazon who were primarily a retailer.

With that being said its a lot like watching two lorries trying to overtake each other on a dual carriageway when you're behind them in your "Siri Device" waiting to get past them both - Lets see how long before Apple jump on the bandwagon.


No pre-order available, joined the waiting list though.

Why did Google take so long to bring this out? They've lost a lot of market share with Amazon over this. At least there is competition to help drive down prices. £129 seems a tad expensive. Just my thoughts. I haven't voted either way.

Tempted but one of the things I like about Alexa is she plays music that I get as part of my prime account however you can also cast audio to the GH and I have a little app on my laptop to cast from. I don't fancy paying extra for google music or spotify. It's a shame google don't offer a package of extras to get the most out of it.

carltonbp

Tempted but one of the things I like about Alexa is she plays music that … Tempted but one of the things I like about Alexa is she plays music that I get as part of my prime account however you can also cast audio to the GH and I have a little app on my laptop to cast from. I don't fancy paying extra for google music or spotify. It's a shame google don't offer a package of extras to get the most out of it.



You can upload your own music to google for free and play that on your chromecast audio device, mobiles, pc and tablets too without subscription.

Looks like one of those essential oil diffusers.

Google didn't even entertain offering early adopters a pre-order discount like Amazon did, so for that reason I'm not going to order one until one comes about.

ukez

You can upload your own music to google for free and play that on your … You can upload your own music to google for free and play that on your chromecast audio device, mobiles, pc and tablets too without subscription.



I'd forgotten about that, good to know thanks.

dipteshr

I picked one up from America when it came out - I also had an Echo when … I picked one up from America when it came out - I also had an Echo when it was released. The Echo WAS very "dumb" in the early days but has "grown up" a lot... I'm currently using the Home and it is cleverer than Alexa was in the early days but I would say Alexa is cleverer right now. I imagine Google will push the development of the Home heavily in the short term as I cant imagine them letting Amazon take the lead with this.Also worth bearing in mind that Google is a superpower in terms of knowing about you (for better or worse). I can be sure that when fully developed the Home will be better than the Echo. Google have made a living from learning about you for a lot longer than Amazon who were primarily a retailer.With that being said its a lot like watching two lorries trying to overtake each other on a dual carriageway when you're behind them in your "Siri Device" waiting to get past them both - Lets see how long before Apple jump on the bandwagon.


Cleverer?

What it always just "join waiting list" or have they sold out or something?

foxxes

What it always just "join waiting list" or have they sold out or … What it always just "join waiting list" or have they sold out or something?



believe it was join waiting list from the start

GCHQ are running a government subsidy scheme to assist with the purchase of devices like this.

ukez

You can upload your own music to google for free and play that on your … You can upload your own music to google for free and play that on your chromecast audio device, mobiles, pc and tablets too without subscription.



​Can you do that for free as I remember seeing that you needed to have a subscription before uploading offline files for playback?

89quidyoucantgowrong

GCHQ are running a government subsidy scheme to assist with the purchase … GCHQ are running a government subsidy scheme to assist with the purchase of devices like this.



​Small print says you dont qualify if you already own a Samsung Smart TV

PAULTRD

Cleverer?


Yes.

aj_nu

Yes.



Thank you - beat me to it.

89quidyoucantgowrong

GCHQ are running a government subsidy scheme to assist with the purchase … GCHQ are running a government subsidy scheme to assist with the purchase of devices like this.

Agreed. In much the same way I'll never have a "Black Box" in my car, I'll never buy a listening device for my home.

I got a SHield so might wait for the adaptor for that

Does anyone know if this works with Sonos, Nest and Philip's Hue?

Rob_1304

6th April? Nice. I'm gonna be in the US then though, so may just pick one … 6th April? Nice. I'm gonna be in the US then though, so may just pick one up there. I'd much prefer this to Alexa as I have a Google Music family sub whereas my Prime Music sub is the basic tier with a tiny (in comparison) selection of songs.



​Hopefully something like this goes to the Alexa store.
github.com/ste…sic


Did anyone read about the Beauty and the Beast Advert being played through peoples google home devices? I get enough adverts ta.

Q-Tec

Agreed. In much the same way I'll never have a "Black Box" in my car, … Agreed. In much the same way I'll never have a "Black Box" in my car, I'll never buy a listening device for my home.



Racist.

OdhranC

Why did Google take so long to bring this out? They've lost a lot of … Why did Google take so long to bring this out? They've lost a lot of market share with Amazon over this. At least there is competition to help drive down prices. £129 seems a tad expensive. Just my thoughts. I haven't voted either way.


I'm curious why you think £129 is a tad expensive? What's your valuation based on?

89quidyoucantgowrong

GCHQ are running a government subsidy scheme to assist with the purchase … GCHQ are running a government subsidy scheme to assist with the purchase of devices like this.


If you're not doing anything wrong what does it matter?

guydaniels

Does anyone know if this works with Sonos, Nest and Philip's Hue?



Pretty sure it works with Nest and Hue. I'll personally be picking up to replace my Sonos. I'll probably be able to sell my Sonos speaker/s for the price of this still giving me the wireless speaker with the added Google functionality.

gaz84

Did anyone read about the Beauty and the Beast Advert being played … Did anyone read about the Beauty and the Beast Advert being played through peoples google home devices? I get enough adverts ta.


Thanks for that. This has completely put me off and saved me £129. Not paying for the "privilege" of being advertised to.
Edited by: "LittleRedRidingHood" 28th Mar

mmmm do i need one...ive 1 echo and 3 dots already...what can this do

Another blow to Apple, yet again behind the competition...

Q-Tec

Agreed. In much the same way I'll never have a "Black Box" in my car, … Agreed. In much the same way I'll never have a "Black Box" in my car, I'll never buy a listening device for my home.


I guess you only date blondes and redheads then?

TAZMANUK

mmmm do i need one...ive 1 echo and 3 dots already...what can this do


Buy one and give me one of your dots

89quidyoucantgowrong

GCHQ are running a government subsidy scheme to assist with the purchase … GCHQ are running a government subsidy scheme to assist with the purchase of devices like this.



Wow your paranoid!! They are watching be afraid be very afraid.

Oneday77

I guess you only date blondes and redheads then?



Test of a true blonde lol

dipteshr

I picked one up from America when it came out - I also had an Echo when … I picked one up from America when it came out - I also had an Echo when it was released. The Echo WAS very "dumb" in the early days but has "grown up" a lot... I'm currently using the Home and it is cleverer than Alexa was in the early days but I would say Alexa is cleverer right now. I imagine Google will push the development of the Home heavily in the short term as I cant imagine them letting Amazon take the lead with this.Also worth bearing in mind that Google is a superpower in terms of knowing about you (for better or worse). I can be sure that when fully developed the Home will be better than the Echo. Google have made a living from learning about you for a lot longer than Amazon who were primarily a retailer.With that being said its a lot like watching two lorries trying to overtake each other on a dual carriageway when you're behind them in your "Siri Device" waiting to get past them both - Lets see how long before Apple jump on the bandwagon.



​And when Apple do, they will say they invented it first!

89quidyoucantgowrong

GCHQ are running a government subsidy scheme to assist with the purchase … GCHQ are running a government subsidy scheme to assist with the purchase of devices like this.



​So that's how Trump got suspicious!

dealomatic

​And when Apple do, they will say they invented it first!



And charge double with shortest possible warranty

Q-Tec

Agreed. In much the same way I'll never have a "Black Box" in my car, … Agreed. In much the same way I'll never have a "Black Box" in my car, I'll never buy a listening device for my home.



​Never off my car cd player. Ride on Time is a great track.

LittleRedRidingHood

Thanks for that. This has completely put me off and saved me £129. Not … Thanks for that. This has completely put me off and saved me £129. Not paying to be advertised to.



I got mine from the US a few months ago, it works very well with the nest as it should, both being google products.

Black friday bargain bucket fodder
Edited by: "jimhuf" 28th Mar
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