Despite the hundreds of fancy smart-home integrations, my Google Home devices almost exclusively get used for boring stuff. Converting units when cooking, checking the temperature outside, and setting alarms is 90 percent of what my smart assistant gets to do.
So I'm happy that as well as focusing on clever new AI features, Google is also making the simple stuff better. Today's brilliant new feature: the ability to set music alarms using your favorite music service, because nothing gets me out of bed like the insatiable need to turn off Rick Astley.
The Home has been brought down to $99 from $129, while the Home Mini now comes in at $39 (was $49).
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