Just a few days ago, it was made known that Best Buy would sell the Google Home, Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo, for just $99 during Black Friday. However, it appears that this was unveiled a bit prematurely as Google themselves have announced that the smart home accessory will be for sale at $99 through their own dedicated store and likely third party retailers such as Walmart and, yes, Best Buy.
In case you aren’t aware, Google Home is powered by Google’s new AI voice assistant simply called the Google Assistant. This platform is currently also available for use on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL alongside the rather controversial messaging app Allo. You can use the Assistant on Home to control your smart home accessories, get a daily briefing on calendar appointments, weather information, and what’s on your to-do list, activate your Chromecast devices to begin playing content, and more. All of this functionality is packed into a body that resembles an Air Wick air freshener with a speaker as the base, touch controls on the top, and lights that activate when voice control is in use.
For additional clarity, you’ll be able to pick up the Google Home from Google for $99 starting Wednesday, November 23rd. Google says this price will remain active for “a limited time,” but it’s likely the sale will end sometime next week after Thanksgiving and Black Friday.