Google Home hits the UK

Business Traveller - - LIFESTYLE NEWS -

GOOGLE’S AN­SWER to Ap­ple’s Siri and Ama­zon’s Echo is now on sale in the UK. Hands-free smart speaker Google Home an­swers your ques­tions, fol­lows your com­mands and acts as a vir­tual as­sis­tant. Say “Okay Google” and it will spring into life – in the morn­ing, for ex­am­ple, it can sum­marise your day’s ap­point­ments from your Google cal­en­dar and run through the news head­lines, weather fore­cast and traf­fic con­di­tions. It can also help with trans­la­tions, ac­cess your Google Play or Spo­tify playlists, and con­nect to your Chrome­cast de­vices and other smart gad­gets. For an ex­tra charge, choose from six coloured bases to match your home (cop­per, snow, car­bon, vi­o­let, ma­rine or mango). £129, or £229 for a two-pack; store.google.com

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