Netflix earnings Sundance Film Festival 2022 Google will set up blockchain unit Amazon opening a brick-and-mortar clothing store Free COVID-19 test kits Wordle explained

Google Home is coming to Japan

The smart speaker is launching there later this week.

Google announced on Wednesday that its Google Home smart speaker is launching in Japan later this week. 

Amazon announced on the same day that its Echo smart speaker is coming to Japan later this year.

Google also announced the launch of Google Home Mini, a compact version of its smart speaker designed to take on Amazon's Echo Dot, at its event in San Francisco. In addition, it debuted Google Home Max, a premium smart speaker that combines Wi-Fi streaming with the Google Assistant.

Google Pixel 2 event live: Watch the livestream of Google's press conference

Everything Google just announcedEvery story from today's event

First published Oct. 4, 9:31 a.m. PT.
Update, 9:54 a.m.: Adds details on launch of Google Home Mini and Google Home Max.