Google Assistant can now locate a handiman near you

For Black Friday, Google reduced the price of its entry-level smart home assistant to £34, but the price has now gone back up to £49.

The blog post focused heavily on home services, though the move fits more broadly into Google's broader strategy of helping Assistant cater results more locally for users. Or you can use them as an intercom system if you're so inclined. Unfortunately, some owners are discovering exactly that and Google is still in the dark as to its cause.

The Google Home Max should be available to purchase from Best Buy from December 11, in the meantime, the regular Google Home and Home Mini devices have been learning new tricks.

Whatever your reason for using the Home Mini for playing music, don't do it at high, and especially maximum, volume.

There is still no theory, even from affected users, as to what causes the crash. Those include Lorde's Royals and Jayden Smith's "Icon" (some seem to think the crash is well-deserved for that last one).

This is now changing, thanks to a recent update that allows users to chain two commands in one go when interacting with Google Home.

Google is aware of the issue and recommends people experiencing it to submit a feedback report through the Google Home app with the information above.


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