Google Home Max now available from Best Buy and Verizon for $399

Back at the end of November, Best Buy accidentally revealed that Google's top-of-the-line smart speaker, the Google Home Max, would launch on December 11th. That happens to be today, and as it turns out, the device is now available from Best Buy and Verizon, priced at $399. Offered in Chalk or Charcoal, the Google Home Max features Google Assistant and a speaker with two 4.5-inch high-excursion woofers and two 0.7-inch tweeters. This covers the low and high frequencies, respectively. The speaker also uses AI to figure out the environment in which it is being placed so that it can enhance the sound automatically.

Google Assistant can handle tasks such as turning on or off smart appliances. It will also tell you the latest weather information, news headlines and sports scores. The virtual assistant can set an alarm or timer, play trivia games, stream music from YouTube Music, Pandora and Spotify, and do much more.

Google probably expected that the Google Home Max would be going up against Apple's version of the smart speaker, the HomePod. Originally expected to be released this month, Apple plans on selling the device for $349 when it launches sometime early next year.

Whether you plan on picking up the Google Home Max for yourself or as a holiday gift, you can start the process by clicking on one of the retailers' sourcelinks below.

source: Verizon, BestBuy via DroidLife

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