Google announced its Google Home Max speaker last year but until now it had only been available in the US.

However, from today that’s changing with the technology firm finally announcing its Max smart speaker is going on sale in Britain.

As a reminder, this smart boom box features all the clever technology of its smaller Google Home sibling but this bigger device offers much more powerful audio.

In fact, Google says its premium smart speaker is its best-sounding, most impactful Google Home yet.

Google Home Max features dual 4.5-inch high-excursion woofers making it 20 times more powerful than cheaper Google Home.

Max is also Google’s first speaker with Smart Sound – a new audio experience powered by Google’s artificial intelligence.

This apparently allows Max to adapt to you and your environment.

Smart Sound automatically adjusts for where you place Max in a room, so if you decide to move your speaker a few feet, it will dynamically tune itself within seconds.

Google has confirmed that Max currently works with a wide range of music services, including YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Deezer and Spotify – sadly there’s no way to play your Apple Music subscription through it just yet.

It also supports Bluetooth and auxiliary port, as well as tuning into your favourite radio stations.

Google Home Max is also especially designed to fit your space and style, so can be placed vertically or horizontally, and comes in two colours – Chalk and Charcoal.

Speaking about the launch, Mark Spates, senior product manager at Google, said: ‘We are delighted to bring the long-awaited Google Home Max to UK shores.

“As a trusty concierge for any party or event, or simply as the centrepiece of your living room at home – Max will deliver on every note and help with any query thanks to the Google Assistant, now only louder and bolder than ever before.’

You can order your Google Home Max online starting today at the Google Store and John Lewis, and retails for £399.


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