Google’s answer to the , , has been out in the US for a number of months now, but has until now been absent from the UK.
That’s all set to change by the end of June, when Google has confirmed that the smart speaker will see its UK release.
The speaker is powered by Google Assistant, the company’s voice activated personal assistant, which debuted on its phones last year.
A different beast from Amazon
Google Home’s unique feature is the ability to answer follow-up questions from a user, to provide a more natural conversation.
Google is also able to rely on its own search results and services rather than Alexa which relies on Bing search results to provide answers to many questions.
The news coincides with Google’s announcement that it’s to replace its older Google Now voice service.