If you live in Canada, you can now preorder a Google Home device. In an ironic twist, Google has beaten Amazon to Canada when it comes to smart assistants — the Echo still isn’t available in the country, despite being available for two years in the US.
The Google Home will cost $179 in Canada, right on par with US pricing when you consider the ongoing devaluation of the Canadian dollar. Google hasn’t given a release date for the speaker yet, but Best Buy’s preorder page says the device will be available on June 26th; Google says two to three weeks. Either way, Canadians should finally be able to yell at an inanimate object like their American neighbors within a few weeks.
The Google Home speaker will be available to purchase from Google, Best Buy, and other retail partners.