Google Home Max Is Your New In-House Party Machine
Google today announced Google Home Max, a more powerful, music-focused version of its Google Home product. The divice includes two 4.5-inch woofers, two 0.7-inch tweeters, and the ability to create massive volume levels. The software dynamically tunes the speaker to work best with the local environment. It supports cast, Bluetooth, and AUX input for a variety of sources. Google Assistant is built-in, or course, and Home Max works with Play Music as well as Spotify and other streaming music services. It can stand horizontally or vertically and should fit easily into most homes or apartments. The speaker includes a free year of YouTube Red, which offers an ad-free viewing experience. Google Home Max will be available in December for $399 in chalk and charcoal.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Google Home Max Now Available for $399; Verizon Discounts LG V30
Dec 11, 2017
Verizon Wireless today began selling the Google Home Max in-home assistant and speaker. The Max relies on the same Google Assistant that powers the Google Home and Google Home Mini devices, but packages the voice-based tool in a larger, music-focused box.
Google to Merge Google Play Music and YouTube Red
Jul 27, 2017
Google plans to shake up its music offering and ad-free video service, according to statements made by Lyor Cohen, the head of Google Play Music. As it stands today, Google Play Music is available to a single person for $10 per month and families for $15 per month.
Google Says YouTube Music and YouTube Premium Now Available
Jun 18, 2018
Google today made its new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium apps and services available in 17 countries. YouTube Music is the new music service that is built around streaming with revised recommendations, playlists, stations, search, new/trending videos, exclusives, and downloads for offline playback to paying subscribers.
Google Assistant Lets Device Makers Create Custom Actions
Mar 9, 2018
Google today introduced new Custom Device Actions for Google Assistant that will give devices native functionality specific to their hardware. Custom Device Actions build on the Assistant's existing Actions tool for issuing specific commands.