Google says it has “hidden a few British treats” inside Home for the UK, including answering queries about hobbies or favorite foods. It appears the features available in the US version of Google Home will be supported in the UK, including any integrations with smart home devices.
Google Home’s launch in the UK comes exactly six months after Amazon launched its Echo devices in the UK. Amazon started selling the Echo priced at £149.99, with a £50 discount for Amazon Prime members who preordered the device in advance. Google’s £20 discount on the retail price will put it at a price advantage, but the company will now need to prove it has enough integrations to match Amazon’s 10,000 skills.
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