A few weeks back a Google product manager gave an indication that the UK release date for the Google Home was forthcoming and it should be expected to be around May. Well, today Google have officially announced the release date as being April 6th.
The device will be available from the Google store for £129. At present, you cannot pre-order the device however you can register interest. The store page can be found here. The Google Home will also available from 3rd party sites and stores such as Argos, Dixons (Curries PC World is the online store), John Lewis and Maplins. Thus far none of the retailers have opened up pre-orders and we are still awaiting John Lewis and Argos to update their product pages.
1 aspect I am quite surprised about is the short time between the time of the announcement and the release date. It will be interesting to see what the UK market makes of the device. I will certainly be purchasing a device myself to test out and compare with the Echo.
1 feature that I like is the ability to control the TV through voice commands (of course providing you are using a Chrome Cast). This is 1 particular feature that I have thought Amazon is lacking so far. As I have said many times before, I really hope that Amazon now having a direct competitor in the market will help increase the functionality and usefulness of the device.