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How do I get a free Google Home Mini from Spotify?

How do I get a free Google Home Mini from Spotify?

This week the folks at Google and Spotify teamed up to deliver the Google Home Mini to families across the United States. This plays in well with Google's plan to get the Google Assistant in every single home in the world, starting with these United States of America. Spotify is also glad to partake, without a doubt, as their partnerships with Google have kept them in the limelight even more than they'd been over the past several years as a premiere source for streaming music around the world.

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Spotify is giving away Google Home Mini smart speakers

Spotify is giving away Google Home Mini smart speakers

Spotify's family plan already offers pretty good value if you've got multiple listeners living under the same roof, but beginning tomorrow, Spotify will attempt to sweeten the deal for those who may be on the fence but haven't taken the plunge. Spotify today announced that it'll be handing out free Google Home Mini speakers to family plan account holders.

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Google Home will play sound effects when reading stories aloud

Google Home will play sound effects when reading stories aloud

The Google Home speakers, except the new Home Hub, are a bit of a puzzle. While they are a font of knowledge and power over your home, you might think them pretty boring in terms of entertainment value aside from music. Especially when it comes to kids that seem to gravitate more towards the visual things in life. But both as a sort of counterculture and proof that you can make magic just with sounds, Google and Disney have teamed up to make reading bedtime stories out loud a more memorable and enchanting experience, complete with matching sounds for scenes and moods.

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NVIDIA SHIELD updated with these new Google Home abilities

NVIDIA SHIELD updated with these new Google Home abilities

This week the folks at NVIDIA revealed their longest-lasting device in the history of the world, NVIDIA SHIELD, will get a Google Home update. This isn't the first time users were able to command their NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device to do things. It's just the most major expansion of commands available on the NVIDIA SHIELD that work not only with the NVIDIA SHIELD, but with other Google Home voice command-capable devices.

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JOT turns Google Home Mini into a portable smart speaker

JOT turns Google Home Mini into a portable smart speaker

Generally speaking, smart home speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo are meant to stay in one place. This isn't usually a problem for most people, especially those who have multiple smart home speakers for each room in their house. If, however, you've ever found yourself wishing you could easily take your speaker from one room to another, then Ninety7 might have the perfect accessory for you.

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Google Home app updated in time for stronger smart home push

Google Home app updated in time for stronger smart home push

Google’s launch of the Home Hub smart display isn’t just a one-off product launch. It’s actually a cog in a machine that’s now starting to swing into full gear. That machine is Google’s Connected Home, a.k.a. smart home, thrust and it is the unspoken underlying theme of Google’s event earlier today. Because what better than a new Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL phone to run the updated Google Home app that will put you in touch with over 10,000 connected devices in your home.

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Google Home Hub: The fine print

Google Home Hub: The fine print

Today we're getting up close and personal with the just-revealed Google Home Hub. This device is effectively a touchscreen display with speakers and a mic and front-facing camera made to work with Google Assistant. It's a Google Home device with a touchscreen display. Now that we've got ALL the details, let's run through the little interesting tidbits we've not yet covered.

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Google Home Hub official: Release date, price, details

Google Home Hub official: Release date, price, details

Just as the various leaks and rumors foretold, Google took the stage at its Pixel 3 event today and announced the Google Home Hub. The latest addition to the Google Home family, the Google Home Hub is a smart speaker outfitted with a display, and it's meant to go toe-to-toe with Amazon's Echo Show and Facebook's Portal, which was only revealed yesterday.

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Google Home Mini gets a new color for its first birthday

Google Home Mini gets a new color for its first birthday

It's been almost a year since Google launched the Google Home Mini as an entry-level option for its smart speaker lineup. In time for its first birthday, Google has decided to launch the tiny speaker in a new color. This will be the first new color Google has launched since the Home Mini was released, so if the current color lineup isn't something that really catches your fancy, it might be worth waiting for this new variant to release later this month.

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Google Home Hub poses for a family picture, shows a new skill

Google Home Hub poses for a family picture, shows a new skill

Google loves having a family of devices. Android, its biggest family, has smartphones, TVs, watches, and an occasional tablet and car dash. Chrome has, of course, browsers but also Chromebook and Chromeboxes. The youngest branch of the Google family is the line of smart speakers, all with the same “Home” brand. Come next month, that family will welcome its newest member, and it might be the oddball that every family is said to have.

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Google Home Hub leak shows Charcoal color, side view

Google Home Hub leak shows Charcoal color, side view

The Pixel 3 might not be the only thing Google will unveil in two weeks. Though it will probably give it less stage time, the Google Home Hub is bound to capture as much interest as the new smartphones, especially considering how little we still know about it. It is part of the Google Home smart speaker family, of course, but it might not look like that based on the first leaks. Worry not, however, because a new leak corrects that, presenting the smart display an iconic charcoal color.

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Pixel 3 Pixel Stand leaked in official rendering

Pixel 3 Pixel Stand leaked in official rendering

This morning the real-deal Pixel Stand (model G019C) was leaked in a single massive photo. This is likely the device Google will use to show off its new desktop-based Google Assistant finesse, and it's coming in white with an orange bottom. The bottom looks like it's sorta rubbery, and the plug (USB-C) connects through the back and under the bottom.

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