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Google Home Mini Stories September 13

Google directly offering some Assistant users a ‘Special Discount’ on the Home Mini

Despite being almost four years old and having a successor, the Google Home Mini is still on sale. One measure to get rid of them is a “Google Assistant Special Discount” where you can get a Home Mini for $9.99.

Google Home Mini Stories October 8, 2020

Over the past four years, Google has expanded its smart speaker lineup quite a bit. This week, the new Nest Audio is hitting doorsteps, but where does it fall in the lineup? Here’s how Nest Audio compares to Home Max, Nest Mini, Google Home, and everything else.

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Google Home Mini Stories March 2, 2020

You’d be forgiven if you didn’t know that Google Home speakers and smart displays double as Bluetooth speakers, but they do. For those who’ve been using that functionality over the years, a strange bug has popped up over the past year or so where Google Home devices disconnect from Bluetooth and, now, Google is finally acknowledging the problem.

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Google Home Mini Stories February 28, 2020

Google Home Mini is probably one of the company’s most successful pieces of hardware ever, and it’s inspired a lot of fun DIY projects and even some official products. Now, someone has put a Google Home Mini inside of a rotary phone, opening up the ability to literally hang up on Google Assistant.

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Google Home Mini Stories December 16, 2019

[Update: Back again in UK] YouTube Premium subscribers can get a free Google Home Mini in some regions

If you’re a YouTube Premium subscriber, it may be worthwhile checking the app right now to see if you have a free Google Home Mini gift waiting for you to claim.

Google Home Mini Stories December 11, 2019

Over the past year, there have been a few promotions to get a free Google Home Mini from Spotify, and now that offer is back on the table. New Spotify subscribers can once again pick up a free Google Home Mini for a limited time.

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Google Home Mini Stories December 10, 2019

Google today announced its Google Shopping 100, which collates the most trending gifts that have been searched for in the United States — with the Google Home taking the #1 spot in the tech trending list.

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Google Home Mini Stories November 7, 2019

The Google Home Mini was an insanely popular smart speaker that basically cemented Google Assistant’s place in the market. However, it now has a successor in the much better Nest Mini, making it a bit ridiculous that the two are still sold together.

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Google Home Mini Stories October 28, 2019

One of the best features of Google’s new Nest Mini speaker is its ability to support stereo pairing for better sound quality. Now, Google is expanding stereo speaker pairing to the original Google Home and Google Home Mini.

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Google Home Mini Stories October 24, 2019

Your Google Home speakers and displays get firmware updates fairly often, but they’re installed automatically and you usually don’t notice. However, it seems one of the recent Google Home firmware updates has been bricking some devices and they can’t be fixed.

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Google Home Mini Stories September 27, 2019

YouTube Music offering some subscribers free Google Home Mini

In between discounts and promos, getting a Google Home Mini is not too difficult a task. Some YouTube Music subscribers are now being offered the most affordable Made by Google speaker for free.

Google Home Mini Stories September 19, 2019

Google is offering a free Google Home Mini to Google One subscribers in the UK, even those with the base 100 GB storage tier option.

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Google Home Mini Stories August 23, 2019

We’re at that time of year when you might be looking for a solid back to school tech starter kit that mixes the right gear into one easy-to-follow an affordable package.

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Google Home Mini Stories August 21, 2019

Google plans to launch a followup to 2017’s Google Home Mini with a second-generation ‘Nest Mini,’ a reliable source tells 9to5Google. It’s a departure from the previous model in name, but also a substantial upgrade in features. This year’s Nest Mini will pack a wall mount, better sound, and more.

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Google Home Mini Stories July 26, 2019

Smart assistants coupled with voice commands make for a truly powerful accessibility tool. To help showcase this assistive technology, Google Nest is donating 100,000 Home Mini speakers to those with paralysis and caregivers.

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Google Home Mini Stories July 4, 2019

Did you know that you can add your favorite podcasts to your Google Home routines? Amazing, isn’t it? What is more amazing is that you might not have known this little tidbit.

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Google Home Mini Stories June 26, 2019

Google One offering free Home Mini to some international subscribers

Back in March, 2TB Google One members received a free Home Mini. This offer is now back for subscribers abroad, with even the 100GB storage tier eligible in some countries.

Google Home Mini Stories June 2, 2019

At I/O 2019 last month, Google announced price cuts for its entire Home lineup. Another round of deals have kicked off today on the Google Store and other retailers, with the most notable being a $269 Google Home Max and $99 bundle that includes the Nest Hub, Home Mini, and C by GE smart bulb.

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Google Home Mini Stories May 15, 2019

The NBA Western Conference Finals kicked off last night with the Golden State Warriors beating the Portland Trail Blazers. The just rebranded “Google Nest” took Game 1 as an opportunity to give away nearly 20,000 Home Minis to the crowd at Oracle Arena.

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Google Home Mini Stories April 11, 2019

Google Home devices now no longer repeat every action in Assistant routines

Arguably one of the biggest and most frustrating aspects of Google Home devices is the constant repeating of actions it has performed when you ask it to run an Assistant routine.

Google Home Mini Stories April 10, 2019

Spotify’s free Google Home Mini offer extends to Canada

Spotify and Google have been partnering up for quite some time now on giving away free Home Minis to Premium subscribers of the popular music service. Now, that promotion has extended to Canada.

Google Home Mini Stories April 2, 2019

The Google Assistant is arguably the most powerful and the outright best digital assistant on the market — of course, we would say that! As part of our Google Home Essentials series, our express aim is to help you find an array of must-have kit for your Google-powered smart home. expand full story

Google Home Mini Stories March 14, 2019

Google Assistant Continued Conversation now works in the UK

The Continued Conversation feature that was rolled out not too long ago to US users has now made the short hop over the pond meaning that we UK users no longer have to keep asking to activate Google to get answers (via Android Police).

Google Home Mini Stories March 11, 2019

Google One offers a free Home Mini to some users w/ active storage plans

After rebranding its storage plans under the Google One name last year, the company has been rolling out some perks and promos as a bonus for subscribers. Now, some Google One subscribers are getting promo codes in their inbox for a free Google Home Mini.

Google Home Mini Stories February 22, 2019

With the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, Google is advertising Assistant and its hardware family in a funny new ad. The minute-long clip references several famous Hollywood movies from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Lady Bird and Jerry Maguire.

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Google Home Mini Stories February 18, 2019

The Google Home ecosystem grows and grows, as does the usefulness of the Google Assistant itself. The announcement at CES means that you can tap into the power of Google Translate and use it for live conversations with those speaking another language. expand full story

Google Home Mini Stories December 21, 2018

The Google Home Hub is one of the best Smart Display options on the market, albeit there are very few options. It might not have a camera, however, oddly, makes it one of the best options available especially as you have fewer privacy concerns. expand full story

Google Home Mini Stories November 28, 2018

If you don’t have a Google Home Mini in your bathroom yet, now might be the time to get on that. Google Home Mini is now available in a fourth color, one that Google says is a “blue” — the same color as the “ocean waves.”

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Google Home Mini Stories November 1, 2018

One of the most common use cases for any smart speaker, Google Home devices included, is for streaming music. Today, Spotify has revealed that it will be offering up a new promotion with help from Google. Spotify Family members can get a Google Home Mini free of charge for a limited time.

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Google Home adds support for Hindi language following India launch earlier this year

Google has been working hard to increase its presence in India, and in recent months we’ve seen the company debut new hardware and better language support in the country. Today, Google is adding support for the Hindi language on Google Home devices.

Google Home Mini Stories October 16, 2018

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL’s dual front-firing speakers are an important part of the phone. They’ve been in the Pixel line since last year, they’re part of the reason for the larger model’s notch, and many reviews have noted that they are very much improved over last year. Let’s take a look at how the Google Pixel 3 speakers compare to each other, last year’s Pixel 2 XL, the Home Mini, and other phones…

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Google Home Mini Stories October 10, 2018

Ninety7’s ‘JOT’ is a ‘Made for Google’ battery base for Google Home Mini that costs $35

The Google Home Mini has been selling like hotcakes lately, and other brands are taking notice. Today, a “Made for Google” partner is launching a Google Home Mini battery base called “JOT.”

Google Home Mini Stories October 9, 2018

You can make your Google Home Mini look like Mickey Mouse w/ new accessory

Alongside a redesign to the Google Store and a bunch of new products today, a new accessory for the Google Home Mini has quietly been announced which makes the smart speaker look like Mickey Mouse. Cute.

Google Home Mini Stories October 2, 2018

Google announced a new ‘Aqua’ colorway for the Google Home Mini earlier today, and Google was kind enough to get one in our hands ahead of its broader availability in the coming weeks. Here’s what the pretty new Assistant-powered device looks like in the flesh…

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Google Home Mini Stories October 1, 2018

Over the weekend, the third-generation Chromecast leaked after early retail availability at Best Buy. The Made by Google streaming puck leaked again today as part of a rebranded “Smart TV Kit.”

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Nvidia Shield TV comes w/ a free Google Home Mini for hands-free voice commands

Android TV’s current flagship device is still the Nvidia Shield TV, and the popular set-top box adds a lot through its Google Assistant integration. Now, Nvidia is tossing in a special treat for new Shield TV buyers – a free Google Home Mini.

Google Home Mini Stories September 19, 2018

Google got into the smart speaker game quite a while after Amazon, but things have been continually getting better for Assistant hardware. During Q2 of 2018, Google Home Mini turned out to be the number one selling smart speaker.

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Google Home Mini Stories June 21, 2018

How to enable Google Home’s Continued Conversation

Continued Conversations is a new Google Home feature that allows users to ask the Google Assistant follow-up questions without having to repeatedly say the “Ok/Hey Google” hotword. Unfortunately, new and old Google Home users alike will need to manually turn Continued Conversations on for the feature to work. Here’s how.

Google Home Mini Stories May 29, 2018

Following the launch of the Google Home Mini in October, the company held pop-up events in various cities across the country. Visiting these “Donut Shops” offered the chance of winning the smart speaker or a pastry. Google is now continuing the marketing blitz with a “Mini Golf course” this summer.

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Google Home Mini Stories April 11, 2018

How to factory reset your Google Home, Mini, & Max

Because so much of the Google Home setup process and user experience is through the Home app, it seems logical that the option to factory reset the smart speakers would also be within the application. Oddly enough, it isn’t, and to wipe your devices requires you to press and hold physical buttons on each of the speakers…

Google Home Mini Stories April 10, 2018

Google Home and Google Home Mini officially launch in India

Google Home speakers have proven quite popular since their debut, and they’re becoming even more popular as they expand throughout the world. Today, Google has officially made the original Google Home as well as the affordable Google Home Mini available in India.

Google Home Mini Stories March 7, 2018

Google Home expands free calls to the UK, live now

There are a lot of Google Home features we absolutely love, but one that many were looking forward to most was hands-free calling. After launching in the US last year, that functionality is now expanding to the UK.

Google Home Mini Stories February 5, 2018

How to listen to white noise using Google Home

Sometimes it’s hard to fall asleep in a silent room. Thankfully, if you have a Google Home nearby, you can ask it to play white noise. Here’s how to not only have your Home play background noise but also a list of all of the different types of white noise you can fall to sleep to…

Google Home Mini Stories January 31, 2018

How to wake up to your favorite music using Google Home

Do you use your Google Home as a bedside alarm clock? Do you wish you could be woken up by a specific song instead of an annoying alarm? Well, it’s possible and here’s how…

Google Home Mini Stories January 16, 2018

If you happen to own a router from ASUS, Linksys, Netgear, TP-Link, or Synology, there’s a chance that you’ve been experiencing Wi-Fi issues after setting up a Google Home and or a Chromecast in your house. While a fix is in works, there’s no quick or temporary solution for users having problems.

Have you experienced any Wi-Fi issues since installing a Google Home or Chromecast?

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The Google Home Mini is a fantastic piece of hardware. It’s small, has a decent enough speaker for talking to Google Assistant or listening to music, and it’s inexpensive. The Home Mini’s biggest issue is just the fact that you must have it laying on a surface with a long cable trailing behind it.

While Google and Incipio have partnered together to create a wall mount for the Mini, it just isn’t ideal for those who don’t want to or can’t put holes in their walls. Thankfully, a third-party company has created the perfect solution, mounting the Home Mini to your electrical outlet.

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Google Home Mini Stories January 15, 2018

Google now offers an official Home Mini wall mount on the Google Store, Nest Secure bundle

Google Home Mini is one of Google’s best products released to date, and that’s because it’s so inexpensive that you can keep it literally everywhere. Now, Google has partnered with Incipio to offer an official wall mount for its latest smart speaker.

Google Home Mini Stories December 11, 2017

Google’s hardware lineup expanded greatly this year, and this holiday season perhaps marks the first time that there’s actually been enough Google hardware to choose from that you might want to pick and choose. Between Chromecast, Google Home, Pixelbook, Pixel Buds, and more, there’s definitely some standouts that are obviously great gifts, and some you might want to pass on…

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