Deezer arrives on Google Home, control your music with Google Assistant

Noel Cummings
April 10, 2018

The larger of the two Google Assistant-powered smart speakers was unveiled at Google's first hardware event in October 2016, whilst the smaller of the two was unveiled at the Mountain View company's second hardware event in October 2017.

Today, Google launched its Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers in India. The Home speakers will be exclusively available online via Flipkart.

Users will also be able to ask Google to "Play my Flow", which will dynamically generate a personalised playlist of old favourites and new tracks that's pulled together using algorithms, pre-existing listening habits and recommendations from editors.

Google Home speakers will be available online via Flipkart.

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Smart speakers are a new market in India, with Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot being the other major players. Buying either gets you six free months of Google Play Music.

Home and Home Mini might not support all of the tricks they do in the States at launch in India, like calling, for example, but they do offer features such as travel updates and smart home control.

Riad Hawa, VP Hardware Partnerships, Deezer said: "We are excited to expand our availability on Google Home in the United Kingdom, a key market for voice devices".

If you're wondering what good is a touchpad on a speaker, Google Home lets you access important functions like controlling volume and activating Assistant from the top. "Both the devices understand Indian accents and will respond with uniquely "desi" contexts", Rishi Chandra, Vice President of Product Management and General Manager of Home Products, Google, told reporters here. The Google Home on the other hand come in White with the Slate Fabric colored base. In India, speakers will support Google Play Music, Gaana, Netflix, Youtube and Hindi support will be added to Google Home speakers later this year. Google Home smart speakers can provide real-time answers to a slew of questions.

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Reliance has partnered with Google, customers purchasing Google Home or Google Chromecast from any of the Reliance Stores will be getting a free JioFi device worth Rs 999. With "Ok Google" or "Hey Google", you can schedule meetings or create reminders. Google Home Mini offers 360 degree sound with a 40 mm driver.

HDFC Credit card holders will get a 10% cashback on the products.

International Business Times, India was covering the Google's Tuesday event and had the chance to take the bigger Google Home for a spin.

These smart speakers also feature "Voice Match" which recognises your voice and accordingly gives you personalised information. ALSO READ: Amazon Echo Plus review: Alexa!

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The Google Home Mini sports a donut shape with a premium built on the out.

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