Nest Audio is Google’s new Home speaker. 7 things to know about the upcoming device

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The new Nest Audio replaces the original Google Home speaker.


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Google’s new smart speaker for your home takes on a completely new design — and a new name. From the specs to the look, Nest Audio is very much the next-generation full-size smart speaker for everyday use.

There’s plenty we know about the fabric-coated device, and much we’ll still have to find out. For example, we know it promises to improve speaker volume by an astonishing percentage, but we’ll have to see how the Nest Audio stacks up tothe recently updated Amazon Echo in real-world tests. If the Nest Audio’s specs are any indication, this could be the Alexa-killer Google has been hoping for.

We’ll walk you through the most important things to learn about the Nest Audio’s price, colors, sale date and features. And we’ll explain what the new name means for other Google Home ($99

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Nest Audio: 7 things to know about Google’s new ‘Home’ speaker

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The new Nest Audio replaces the original Google Home speaker.


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Google Home welcomed a new member to the smart speaker family this week, except it isn’t called “Google” or “Home” at all. Still, the Nest Audio is very much the next-generation full-size smart speaker for everyday use.

There’s plenty we know about the fabric-coated device, and much we’ll still have to find out — such as whether the Nest Audio actually lives up to the hype and how it compares to the recently updated Amazon Echo. (If the Nest Audio’s specs are any indication, this could be the Alexa-killer Google has been hoping for.)

We’ll walk you through the most important things to learn about the Nest Audio’s price, colors, sale date and features. And we’ll explain what

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Nest Audio is the new Google Home. Everything you need to know

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The new Nest Audio replaces the original Google Home speaker.


Google/Screenshot by CNET

Google announced a new smart speaker on Wednesday, called the Nest Audio. There’s plenty we know about the fabric-coated device, and much we’ll still have to find out — such as whether the Nest Audio actually lives up to the hype and how it compares to the recently updated Amazon Echo. (If the Nest Audio’s specs are any indication, this could be the Alexa-killer Google has been hoping for.)

We’ll walk you through the most important things to learn about the Nest Audio’s price, colors, sale date and features. And we’ll explain what the new name means for other Google Home ($99 at Walmart) and Nest devices.

What is Nest Audio and which Google speaker does it replace?

Nest Audio replaces the original Google Home but, despite the similar name, it’s not the successor to

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