Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
IT | By Jonathon Greene

This Could be our First Look at the Google Home Hub

This Could be our First Look at the Google Home Hub

Similar to the other updated Echo devices announced, the "all-new Echo Plus" will bring an improved sound experience.

The event is live right now and Express.co.uk is in the USA to bring you full updates as they happen and here's what's been announced so far.

The countertop Echo Show has a new look.

Naturally our interest is particularly piqued by the new audio products which we suppose marks Amazon's grand entrance into "hi-fi".

The Echo Dot will be available next month and cost £49.99.

Amazon's new subwoofer and amplifiers are designed more or less as accessories to existing Echo speakers. The company today unveiled Echo Input, its first Echo device without a speaker.

ZDNet's sister site CNET will have a liveblog following all of the details of Amazon's announcements.

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A new (second-gen) Echo Plus is also on the horizon. You essentially connect the two together via Bluetooth and the Alexa companion app.

The concept of smart speakers is no longer theoretical as more and more people are getting familiar with the growing popularity of talking to a speaker and getting things done.

It might not get as much attention as the newer Pixel devices, but what do you guys think about Google's new smart Home Hub? The Home Hub will also work with other smart home devices like lights, TVs and thermostats. During the launch of the new iPhones, Apple also announced a small upgrade to its smart speaker, HomePod.

"You plug in the Wi-Fi Simple Setup enabled device, and it immediately looks for the Wi-Fi Simple Setup Network". It can deduce if you're at home, then unlock your door and turn your house's lights on if you have a smart door and smart lights connected to it. The original Google Home and Google Home Max appeared six months and a year after the United States launches, respectively.

MySmartPrice, who leaked the product, claims that the Google Home Hub has a 7in LCD screen that rises up from a fabric-wrapped speaker stand.

Echo Dot. The second-generation Echo Dot is big for Amazon because this device has been what Amazon calls its "best-selling [smart] speaker ever". To give you an idea, Amazon lists email management, step-by-step cooking, location-based Routines, smart home and home monitoring features like Alexa Guard, Hunches, Local Voice Control, and FreeTime on Alexa features like kid-focused Routines, podcasts, new skills, and more.

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