Starting in June, you'll be able to buy Google's smart speaker if you live in the UK, the company confirmed to BBC News on Tuesday at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. The $130 US price converts to roughly £105. The Echo's been available in the UK since September.
Google's smart speaker uses a digital assistant -- aptly called Google Assistant -- to search the web, check your calendar, control your smart home and play music. It made its US debut in November as a hands-free helper similar to the Amazon Echo. Once you say "OK, Google" or "Hey, Google" to wake up the device, you can then issue your command to Google Home without needing to touch it.
Like the Echo before it, the Google Home has proved highly useful as an always-listening digital assistant. The Home built on what Amazon could do with its own assistant, Alexa, by offering conversational responses that use context from your previous question to answer your next. Alexa still has a big leg up in terms of what it can do though, as it now has more than 10,000 skills.
Check out our full head-to-head comparison between the Echo and the Home. If you're in the UK and want an always-listening assistant, you'll soon have a tough decision to make.
Google confirmed the announcement via Twitter, but declined CNET's request for further comment.
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