Google has announced that it is launching its Google Home and Google Wi-Fi products in the UK. Both devices will be available from April 6 (next Thursday) priced at £129 from a range of retailers.

Google Home launched in the US on November 4 last year, providing voice control over connected home appliances and assisting users with everyday tasks. The connected speaker is competing with the Amazon Echo for living room dominance and it will launch in the UK with dedicated features like daily news from sources such as the BBC, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Sun, The Telegraph, Huffington Post, Sky News, and Sky Sports.

Google Home integrates with Google’s range of Chromecast devices, allowing you to use voice commands to play songs, playlists, artists and albums from the likes of Google Play Music and Spotify, as well as play live radio from the BBC. Similar voice control features can be used with video content providers like YouTube and Netflix.

The Google Home will able available from the Google Store as well as Argos, Dixons, John Lewis and Maplin at launch, and EE at a later date.

Google Wi-Fi, meanwhile, is Google’s easy-to-set-up router which seeks to provide more reliable wireless internet connections. Google says that most routers weren’t built for modern demands like multiple devices making use of high-bandwidth activities like gaming and TV streaming, but Google Wi-Fi was designed with this in mind. What’s more, Google Wi-Fi said to be able to support a wide-range for coverage even in those hard to reach places (or dead zones) in your house.

Google Home will be available for £129 or in a two-pack for £229 from the Google Store. It’s also headed to Dixons, Argos, Maplin, and John Lewis, and Amazon at a later date.

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