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Check out the Super Bowl 51 ad starring Google Home; it's Deja Vu


Just the other day, we told you that Google had spent some serious cash in order to run at least one ad during tomorrow's Super Bowl 51. While we figured that the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL would be starring in the commercial, it turns out that the Google Home will be the subject matter of at least one spot. The problem is, the ad is the exact same video clip that Google posted on YouTube back in October. That means the ad will not mention the new Netflix integration that allows users to select a movie or television show to stream over a Chromecast device.

It seems a bit odd to spend $5 million for a 30-second ad that is four months old. And Google is mired in a battle with Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's upcoming Cortana powered virtual assistant, and others. Google needs to show everything that Google Home can do in order to compete with Amazon, which has a head start over its rival. Google Home, by the way, uses Google Assistant which allows it to be more conversational than Google Now.

There is nothing wrong with the ad per se. After all, it shows consumers exactly what Google Home is, how it works, and why they would want one in their home. And with the large number of people watching the game, we're sure that Google will sell a number of units next week. For those of you who have not seen the clip on YouTube, you can check it out by tapping on the video at the top of this story.

source: Google via AndroidAuthority

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