Google Home Max finally launches in the UK

In the midst of IFA 2018 fever, the Google Home Max has finally launched in the UK having first been announced last October. The Google Home Max has been on sale in the US since November last year, bringing deeper base a beefier sound than its cheaper siblings, the Google Home and Home Mini. In the US the Google Home Max costs $399, while in the UK it will set you back £399. 

The Google Home Max is the search giant’s competitor to Apple’s HomePod and features dual 118mm woofers for deeper bass, two 118mm custom tweeters for crystal-clear highs, as well as a rigid housing to keep the audio composed. The fabric on the front of the device allows the sound to filter through without hindrance. There is support for Bluetooth and WiFi, and it boasts a USB Type-C connector and an audio jack. With Google’s Voice Match, the built-in Google Assistant can recognize each voice, allowing users to access music or calendar from their accounts. As with the smaller Google Home devices, you can also control music services such as Spotify, Deezer, Play Music, and YouTube Music.

Available in Chalk or Charcoal, the Google Home Max is available to order right away, the only question you need to answer is whether the deeper bass and stronger sound warrants spending £399.

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).