Google Home

After a brief teaser last month, Google has today officially announced the launch of Google Home and Google Wifi for the UK.

The new devices see the company building out its "made by Google" hardware range internationally, following last October's Pixel phone launch. Home and Wifi represent new frontiers for Google in the UK, where Amazon has been selling its Echo-branded smart speakers since late last year.

Google Home

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Google Home will go on sale on April 6 priced at £129, and it'll feature a wide range of new UK-specific capabilities. Google has partnered with the BBC, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Sun, The Telegraph, Huffington Post, Sky News, and Sky Sports to deliver a daily news brief, and you'll be able to play music from Google Play Music, Spotify, TuneIn, and access live radio from the BBC.

Google Wifi will also go on sale starting April 6, with a 1-pack retailing for £129 and a 2-pack for £229. The latest additions in Google's hardware family will be available from the Google Store as well as Argos, Dixons, John Lewis and Maplin. The Google Home will also make its way to EE shortly, and the Google Wifi will similarly go up for sale on Amazon at a later date. Customizable bases for the Google Home will be available starting at £18 for fabric and £36 for metal bases.

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