A friendly reminder to all of those who have been debating picking up a Google Home. The promotion that gives you six months of free streaming audio on Google Play Music ends on February 27th. That means if you want this promotion, you need to get your order in prior to that date.
Google Home launched with a lot of promotions including Google Play Music and YouTube Red. These services are tied together so if you have a subscription for Play Music unlimited, you also have YouTube Red. This is true for this promotion as well. If you are already a subscriber to Google Play Music, sorry, you can’t take advantage of this promotion.
Google Home itself has grown by leaps and bounds since its release. Dozens of services have been added including Netflix and other
information bots. While arguably it is still behind Amazon’s Alexa and Echo, it is gaining ground. And fast. Google intends to continue to offer more services themselves but with developers now having access to critical APIs to leverage Google Assistant and Home, you can expect that more apps will start to take advantage of it.
Home is $129 from the Google Store. My review of Home can be found here.