Google Home smart speaker coming to Canada within weeks
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 11:10
If it's music that you're looking for, Google Home can give that to you because after all, it is a speaker. For example, if the users say "OK Google", the smart speakers reply them by saying "Sorry, something went wrong", or "There was a glitch, try again later". "Try again in a few seconds". "Please bear with us while we continue to work on this".
Many Google Home users have now reported that their units are consistently responding with error messages whenever they try to interact with them. The problem persisted for at least two days until it was fixed, with owners of Google's Internet of Things (IoT) device experiencing various failure rates during the outage period. But for all its advertised features, Google Home has so far been confined to the U.S. and the United Kingdom, forced to speak and understand only English.
After months of watching our southern neighbours enjoy the virtual company of Google Home, the wait for Canadians is nearly over. Google has its Home, Amazon has its Echo. The device has already picked up 50 million users (for the Google Home app download count, anyway), so Google Home is worth considering if you own a Pixel or Pixel XL and love Google Assistant.
While the Mountain View, California-based company stated that the issue causing the outage has now been resolved, it has yet to clarify on the matter and it's currently unclear whether the firm will opt to explain what caused the problems in the first place.
Smart home speakers have suddenly exploded to become the next arena for tech giants.
Google Home is coming to Canada at the start of summer, which will speak both French and English. While this may seem like a small glitch, people who have a proper ecosystem of a smart home could suffer a bigger problem if the scale was higher. Soon, Microsoft will have its Invoke while Apple is preparing a still to be named Siri speaker.