Google Home Max Smart Speaker Is Official, Priced At $399

October 4, 2017 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

In addition to announcing the Google Home Mini during its press event, Google has also introduced the Google Home Max. The Google Home Max is, as most of you probably already guessed, considerably larger than the Google Home Mini, and it’s music-focused, as it comes with two 4.5-inch high-excursion woofers, custom 0.7-inch tweeters, and an acoustic brace. Now, in addition to that, this smart speaker comes with an acoustically transparent fabric which you’ll notice as soon as you look at the product, and the majority of this device is built out of rigid polycarbonate housing.

Now, this is a smart speaker, in its essence, it is powered by the Google Assistant, and is also equipped with the newly-announced AI-powered software called Smart Sound. Now, thanks to Smart Sound, the Google Home Max can adjust itself based on its environment, for example, if you’re having a party and there’s plenty of noise in a room. Smart Sound will automatically correct any audio anomalies, and will adjust itself. As far as placement goes, you can set up this speaker vertically or horizontally, it’s up to you, as it’s made for both orientations, it all depends on your preference. The Google Home Max supports Bluetooth, for connection purposes, and you can also plug it into your vinyl player. This smart speaker integrates seamlessly with the Google Home family of products, says Google, and in general, it offers that unintrusive design.

Now, Google also shared some availability information when it comes to this smart speaker. The Google Home Max will go on sale in December, and it will first become available in the US, as expected. This smart speaker will be available from the Google Store, that much we know for certain, and it will cost $399, while you’ll be able to get it in one of the two available color variants, Chalk or Charcoal. This smart speaker will be available through a number of other sources, probably, though Google did not mention any details regarding that. The Google Home Max also comes with a 12-month subscription for YouTube Red, which is a nice addition by Google. Now, as far as other countries are concerned, Google said that it will hit other countries early next year, without releasing any specific details