Google has released the Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers in India, strategically priced to compete with Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dot speakers powered by Alexa. Amazon which launched the range of Echo devices in India back in October last year clearly has an advantage over Google but to guarantee that its dominance in the smart speaker market remains unshaken, Amazon has introduced temporary discounts on its range of smart speakers, for those buying more than one.
Under the offer, Amazon is offering a discount of ₹1,000 on the purchase of two Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers and ₹3,000 when users buy two Amazon Echo speakers. To avail the discount, these speakers have to be bought as part of the same order. While the discount is not visible on the main product pages of the two smart speakers, it will be automatically applied at the time of checkout. The offer is valid until April 12.
While users buying any of the Echo speakers enjoyed an introductory discount of 30 percent at the time of the launch along with a free Amazon Prime membership for a year, these offers are not applicable anymore. The current promotion is not valid on the purchase of single Echo speaker unit.
Meanwhile, Google is offering several benefits with the Home speakers. Those buying Google Home Mini (₹4,499) or Google Home (₹9,999) from Flipkart will get a free JioFi portable Wi-Fi router along with 100GB of free 4G data. The same offer is also applicable to purchases made via MyJio or Reliance Digital stores. These Google Assistant-backed smart speakers are also available via Philips Hue Stores and Croma and buyers will get special bundle price for buying a Google Home with Philips Hue smart bulb.
Additionally, buyers will get a free subscription to Gaana and Saavn up to October 31, which can be extended for ₹1 each for the next 18 months. Lastly, users buying 12-months advance rental plans of ACT Fibernet with speed above 90Mbps will get a free Google Home Mini.
The Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker is available for ₹4,499 and Amazon Echo is available for ₹9,999 – the same as Google Home Mini and Google Home. Amazon also offers Echo Plus which is available for ₹14,999.
- Buy The Google Home Mini from Flipkart (Rs 4,499)
- Buy The Google Home smart speaker from Flipkart (Rs 9,999)