Google Home Max users report lag with the smart speaker's line-in port

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Does some tech CEO or short seller somewhere own a Google voodoo doll? If so, they have been sticking pins into it at quite a pace. Take a look at the number of issues that have affected the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. Most of the problems with those two handsets have focused on the screen and the speakers. Then, the Google Home Mini smart speaker had an issue with the feature that allows users to activate Google Assistant by tapping the top of the device.

Now, the latest piece of bad news for Google has to do with the Google Home Max. This is Google's top-of-the-line smart speaker. Unlike the other models in the lineup, the Home Max includes a line-in port to connect a CD player, or another source of sound. But some users have noticed a slight delay when playing music from an external source through the port. The delay can be as short as a fraction of a second, but it is there.

Most users probably wouldn't notice, but if you're a professional DJ using the smart speaker to preview the next song, a lag could disrupt with the rhythm that you're trying to keep intact. Luckily, this does sound like something that can be fixed with a software update. A Google spokesman did say that it is familiar with the delay. That is the first step toward getting this fixed.

Ironically, Google used a professional DJ, Diplo, to promote the Google Home Max back in October. We've embedded that original ad at the top of this story for your viewing pleasure. No need to thank us, that's just who we are.

source: Google, Variety via SlashGear

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