Google Home and Mini: Handy around the home, smart speakers put to the test

The Google Home and Home Mini can play music and perform tasks such as read the news. The Straits Times checks out these as well as the Apple HomePod and Amazon Echo smart speakers

It is time to get used to having a helpful, virtual roommate around the house, one which will answer your burning questions, check movie times and, even play a trivia game or two should you feel like it.

After almost two years of waiting, Google's smart assistant speaker, the Google Home, was launched in Singapore last Friday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2018, with the headline 'Handy around the home'. Print Edition | Subscribe