Google's smart speakers have been called many names, starting with the Google Home, which launched globally in 2016. Going up against Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo speakers, the Google range will suit you better if you're heavily invested in the Android and Google ecosystem, or have IoT gadgets that are listed to work with Google Assistant. The smart stuff aside, you also want the speaker to sound good, and that's exactly what Google is promising with its newest smart speaker, the Google Nest Audio.
The Google Nest Audio is the latest smart speaker from the Internet giant, and the long-awaited successor to the Google Home which was launched in 2016. Priced at Rs. 7,999, the Google Nest Audio comes with sophisticated looks, much improved sound, and reliable and ever-improving access to Google Assistant. The smart speaker not only works well for music thanks to its dual-driver setup, but also functions very well for controlling IoT appliances in the home.
The speaker is currently the best you can buy at under Rs. 10,000 in our opinion, offering better performance than the Amazon Echo (3rd Gen). That said, the much more affordable Mi Smart Speaker is the biggest competitor to the Google Nest Audio, offering similar loudness and capabilities at around half the price. However, the better sound quality does make the Google Nest Audio a worthwhile option to consider.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Google Nest Audio Smart Assistant (Chalk)||₹ 7,999|
|Google Nest Audio Smart Assistant (Charcoal)||₹ 7,999|
Google Nest Audio price in India starts from ₹ 7,999. The lowest price of Google Nest Audio is ₹ 7,999 at Flipkart on 26th January 2021.
|Model Name||Nest Audio|
|Controls smart home devices||Yes|