Google Store Stories November 29

An issue with the Google Store checkout means that for some buyers, any store credit you have cannot be used with any current purchases.

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Google Store Stories November 25

Like in previous years, Made by Google is providing a “sneak peek” of holiday deals. The Google Store’s 2021 Black Friday sale will start a week before Thanksgiving, and the highlight is $50 off the Pixel 5a with 5G.

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Google Store Stories October 21

Google Store: Pixel 6 buyers that forgot to order Pixel Buds A-Series will still get the freebie

Pixel 6 pre-orderers in the US and Canada are entitled to a free pair of Pixel Buds A-Series earbuds. In the rush to order, some Google Store buyers forgot to trigger the offer. Google today told those customers that they will be getting the free headphones and don’t have to do anything but wait.

Google Store Stories October 20

Google Store opens waitlist if your desired Pixel 6 model is out of stock

Following yesterday’s ordering difficulties, the Google Store has remained in operation for prospective Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro buyers. However, if your desired Pixel 6 model is not available, a waitlist is now available.

Yesterday the Google Store went down amid the launch of the Pixel 6, finally allowing orders to be placed hours later only for excited fans and eager new customers to see shipping dates slip back for months. Now, the Google Store has updated Pixel 6 shipping times for many.

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Google Store Stories October 19

Pixel 6 trade-ins are worth up to $600, but Pixel 3 owners won’t even get $100

Trade-ins and financing are the name of the game for smartphones sold in the US, and Google is, of course, offerings those options for Pixel 6 buyers in its own Google Store. However, values aren’t all that impressive.

[Update: Fixed] It’s not just you, the Google Store is struggling amid Pixel 6 launch

The Pixel 6 is finally here and pre-orders are technically open, but unfortunately, the best place to buy a Pixel 6, the Google Store, is struggling to keep up with the launch.

Google Store Stories September 26

Despite being incorporated on September 4, 1998, Google has long celebrated its birthday on September 27. Shoppers in Europe can take advantage of a birthday hardware sale in their local Google Stores today.

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Google Store Stories September 24

For customers in the Asia-Pacific region, Google is marking its birthday a bit differently this year and using the occasion as an opportunity to promote its upcoming flagship phone. Purchasing something this weekend from one of three Google Stores will net you a discount when buying the Pixel 6 later this year.

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Google Store Stories September 19

Google has long marked its company birthday on September 27 — even though the incorporation took place earlier on September 4. In recent years, international Google Stores in Europe and Asia Pacific have run deals to mark this occasion. For its 23rd birthday, Google looks to be giving Store purchasers this upcoming weekend an unspecified “offer” on the Pixel 6.

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Google Store Stories September 15

Just this week, Google has teased the Pixel 6 from a long-dead Twitter account and with 10,000 bags of potato chips. Google Store Chelsea now has the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro on display.

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Google Store Stories August 9

Google today announced a new Titan Security Key with USB-C and NFC as part of a refresh to its 2FA hardware lineup. 

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Google Store Stories August 3

On Friday, the Google Store introduced a permanent Chromecast with Google TV and Stadia Controller “package.” The Stadia Controller is now seeing a $10 price cut to $59.99.

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Google Store Stories July 30

With the launch of Stadia for Android TV last month, Google started offering a discount for those that purchased the Chromecast with Google TV and Controller together. The Google Store is making the Stadia Controller and Chromecast an official “Package” today and discounting Premiere Edition further.

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The Stadia for Android and Google TV app officially launches today — though we’ve been using it for a few days through a simple workaround. As part of that, the Google Store is offering a “special offer” that gives you a small deal when buying both the Chromecast with Google TV and Stadia Controller. 

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Google Store Stories July 28

Google is sending out a promo email to select users of older Google Home and Nest speakers to offer a discount of $25 USD on Nest Audio. The email, which went out this morning, encourages an “upgrade to Nest Audio” for better sound quality and marks down the original $99.99 price to $74.99.

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Google Store Stories July 13

Outside of Assistant displays and speakers, as well as thermostats and Wi-Fi routers, Google’s smart home lineup is quite old and due for an overhaul. Google looks to be laying the groundwork for that by selling out of the Nest Detect and removing product listings for the Nest Cam IQ Indoor and Outdoor.

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Google Store Stories July 9

Compared to previous generations, the rollout of Google’s 2020 phone lineup was much more staggered given world events. Pixel 5 and 4a 5G stock on the US Google Store is now fluctuating in a sign that supply might be limited or nearing the end.

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Google Store Stories June 30

The Fitbit Luxe was announced in mid-April but did not go on sale until earlier this month, and it’s now available at the Google Store. One advantage of buying direct is taking advantage of Google One cashback.

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Google Store Stories June 23

Some Chromecast with Google TV owners can get a Stadia Controller for 50% off

Stadia for Google TV officially launches today, and to celebrate, some Chromecast owners are getting a 50% discount on the Stadia Controller.

Google Store Stories June 21

Back in April, Google Workspace for Nonprofits became available with deals on plan upgrades. Google for Nonprofit users now have a new perk where they can get discounts on Google Store products, like the Nest Wifi.

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Google Store Stories June 20

Some Pixel Buds A-Series owners are getting a $10 Google Store credit

Announced at the start of this month, Made by Google’s latest earbuds went on sale last week. Some of those Pixel Buds A-Series buyers are now getting a $10 credit for the Google Store.

Google Store Stories June 18

Google will not restock Nest Detect after current inventory sells out

Google released a new batch of Nest Detect sensors to help existing Nest Secure owners expand their systems in March. In an email today, the company said the Nest Detect will no longer be available after the current inventory runs out.

Google Store Stories June 17

The first permanent Google Store just opened this morning, and the company has provided a few more details about logistics, like opening hours for the Chelsea location and how shopping works.

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Google Store Stories June 16

Tomorrow, the first permanent Google retail store opens its doors to the public in a project that the company has been working toward since 2016. Since there’s only one — with the company steadfastly not commenting on whether there will be more, here’s a tour of the site in New York.

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Google Store Stories June 14

Last month, Google announced that its hardware division would be opening a permanent retail location. Google Store Chelsea is now set to open this coming Thursday in New York City at 10 a.m. ET.

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Google Store Stories May 28

Ahead of the opening this summer, we got a sneak peek yesterday at the first Google Store in New York City. The company has said that the retail location is an “important next step” for its hardware division. For prospective visitors, what are you most looking forward to doing at a Google Store?

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Google Store Stories May 27

Stadia will make its retail debut at upcoming NYC Google Store [Updated]

Google’s upcoming retail store in New York City will mark the first time Stadia and its hardware are sold in an in-person store.

The first-ever physical Google retail location will open in Chelsea this summer. Ahead of that, here’s a sneak peek at the store in New York City and how it’s very much reflective of Made by Google’s friendly design language.

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Google Store Stories May 23

On Thursday, Made by Google announced that its first physical store would open this summer. Google’s hardware division has dabbled in retail with pop-ups for the past several years, but this is the most significant investment yet. 

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Google Store Stories May 20

After years of seasonal pop-ups, Made by Google is finally opening a retail store for its hardware division. The first physical Google Store will be in Chelsea directly under one of the company’s New York City offices.

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Google Store Stories May 10

Last month, Google started showing reviews for Pixel and Nest products on its retail site. The latest addition to the Google Store is a “Help” button that appears on every page and quickly launches a support chat.

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Google Store Stories May 3

At the end of March, Made by Google started shipping its latest Smart Display in six countries. Google will be making the new Nest Hub (2nd gen) more widely available in Europe next month.

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While all the speculation is currently focused on cheaper Google earbuds, there have been some recent developments around the 2nd-generation model. The latest involves several US retailers applying a rather significant $50 discount on the current Google Pixel Buds.

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Google Store Stories April 22

Back in October, Made by Google released one more product for 2020. The already-affordable new Nest Thermostat is now being discounted at the Google Store, and other retailers like Amazon, to $99 for an even more attractive price.

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Google Store Stories April 16

With a relative lull until the next wave of product launches, the Google Store is starting to show reviews and ratings. An early effort, it’s not clear where the reviews are being sourced from as you can’t leave them directly on the site.

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The Nest Secure was discontinued in October, but Google promised to keep supporting the alarm system. Besides software updates, this includes manufacturing more Nest Detect sensors, which are now available again in the Google Store.

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Google Store Stories April 11

As we’ve reported and spotted, Google’s next wireless earbuds are the “Pixel Buds A.”  The launch of a presumed cheaper model should not impact the second-generation pair launched a year ago. That said, the Pixel Buds are no longer available in Oh So Orange.

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Google Store Stories April 10

Back in January, Google told us that it would release a “new lineup of security cameras for 2021” following the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor going out of stock. The Nest Cam IQ Indoor is now similarly sold out.

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Google Store Stories March 16

Stadia Premiere Edition w/ controller, Chromecast gets $40 discount ahead of FIFA 21

Google Stadia works on the hardware you already own, but the experience is best with a Stadia Controller and a Chromecast Ultra. Now, just in time for the debut of EA’s FIFA 21 on the platform, Stadia Premiere Edition is getting a $40 discount.

Google Store Stories March 11

Pixelbook Go gets first Google Store discount of 2021

Google announced the Pixelbook Go in October of 2019, and it’s currently the only first-party Chrome OS device following the Pixel Slate’s quiet discontinuation at the start of this year. The Pixelbook Go is now seeing some slight discounts on the US Google Store.

Google Store Stories March 1

Pixel 4a 5G is $449 on the Google Store, up to $200 off for new Fi customers

Last week, the first Pixel 5a rumors emerged revealing an existing design. The familiar device in question is now down to $449 on the Google Store with the Fi MVNO bringing back a past Pixel 4a 5G promotion.

Google Store Stories February 23

For some time now, the US Google Store has offered an affordable refurbished option for a few select products, including the Nest Cam Indoor and Nest Protect. Today, the Google Store has gained three more refurbished options in the US, the Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Wifi, and Nest Hello.

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Google Store Stories February 16

Nest Audio gets first individual Google Store discount at $79

The Nest Audio was unveiled at last year’s Launch Night In livestream and was immediately discounted when buying a 2-pack. The Google Store is now taking $20 off individual purchases.

Following the completion of Google’s buyout of Fitbit, the company’s own storefront made it pretty clear what was coming. Fitbit watches and trackers would be sold right alongside Pixels and Nest gear. Now, that’s official. Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers are now available for purchase directly from the Google Store.

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Google Store Stories February 5

‘Barely Blue’ Pixel 4a back in stock on the US Google Store

Back in November — ahead of Black Friday, Google made its most affordable phone available in another color. After being unavailable for the past few weeks, the US Google Store has the Barely Blue Pixel 4a back in stock.

Google Store Stories January 29

The Pixel Slate was announced in October 2018 as Made by Google’s first tablet and flagship, touch-only Chrome OS device. After two years, the Pixel Slate is now out of stock and discontinued in the three countries it launched in.

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Google Store Stories January 28

As revealed at the start of this month by an inadvertent retail listing, Google is ending Verizon’s exclusivity on the Clearly White Pixel 4a 5G by releasing an unlocked model. Featuring Sub-6 5G connectivity, it retails for $499 today in four countries.

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