The expansion of Google Assistant and Google Home globally continues with India becoming the latest country where you can buy the smart speakers. The Home and Home Mini are now available there and support a wide range of apps and services found in country. As for price, the Google Home is ₹9,999 (roughly $154 US) while the Home Mini is ₹4,499, or $69 US. Both are available exclusively through Flipkart.
While Google recently rolled out Hindi support for Google Assistant, they aren’t supported in India on the Home devices just yet. For now, users will have to use English (India) as their settings but Hindi support is expected shortly.
Out-of-the-box, the Home devices will support Saavn and Gaana, two popular streaming music services in India. Voice commands for Netflix and YouTube are also supported as well as a wide range of news sources which can be read aloud from the smart speakers. Google expects the number of services enabled through Assistant and Home to expand quickly as developers in India add Google Actions to their apps and enable their services.
The expansion into India is the second new country for Home and Home Mini this year. Italy was added earlier this year as Google plans to add nearly 40 countries to the Google Assistant and home roster over the course of 2018.