You can use it as an intercom of sorts using the new broadcast feature; by placing the Home Mini in various places throughout your house, you can use it to broadcast a message to all Home devices in your house.
Pre-orders for the Home Max open on November 13. You'll be able to seamlessly integrate it with other Google Homes or other Chromecast-enabled devices, and the speaker can be oriented horizontally or vertically. It can sit in either vertical or horizontal orientation, and it comes in both "chalk" and 'charcoal'.
That's the promise of a new feature in Google's home products called "broadcast". You can use it to set reminders, hear the news and more.
It's available from December like Apple's HomePod and will launch in the United States only at first for $399. Underneath a fabric speaker grille, Google has also packed in 0.7-inch tweeters, an acoustic brace and a range of far-field microphones. Available in December for $399, it uses AI-powered Smart Sound to tune the audio for whatever room it's in. It also supports "Voice Match" technology, which recognises different voices of users and shows customised results. The Home Max also has a 3.5mm aux jack and a USB-C port aside from Bluetooth and wireless connectivity. The UK is the latest country to get the feature, coming later this year. The new wireless earphones also support real-time Google translation tech in 40 languages. For example, you will be able to ask your Google Home "who's at the front door" and it will connect with a previously paired Nest camera located at the said front door, displaying a live stream of it on a connected TV. The images saved can be viewed in the connected account's Google Photos platform.