The world of hands-free just took it up a notch. After announcing back in May that Amazon’s Echo would have a competitor, a few details have been revealed regarding Google’s latest product. AI-powered, the Google Home is geared to respond to your commands via its Voice Assistant. Home devices from SmartThings, Philips, IFTTT, and Nest Thermostat will be available to connect to your Google Home device in addition to YouTube access and forthcoming voice control from Netflix.
Music streaming is also a main attraction from Google Home as you’ll have access to Spotify, Pandora, Tunein and IHeart Radio. Google Home’s official retail price will be $129 USD and will begin shipping on November 4.