Earlier this year, Google had launched the Home and Home Mini, priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 4,499, respectively. After the price cut, the Home is now available on Flipkart for Rs 8,499. The Home Mini, on the other hand, is now available on Flipkart for Rs 3,699.
In addition to the price cut, there are a few more deals on offer to tempt buyers. Flipkart is offering an additional discount of Rs 1,000 if you purchase two units of the Home or the Home Mini. If you purchasing using a HDFC Bank card, you will be entitled to a 10 percent cashback. Axis Bank Buzz credit card users, on the other hand, are entitled to a five percent cashback.
Lastly, Google is also offering six months free Play Music subscription for first-time users. Besides Flipkart, Google’s smart speakers are also available offline across 750 retail stores.
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These price cuts can be seen as a response to Amazon India slashing the prices of its Echo speakers earlier in this month. The company specifically slashed the prices of the Echo Dot and the Echo. The Echo Dot, launched for Rs 4,499, is now available for Rs 4,099. The Echo, launched for Rs 9,999, is now available for Rs 8,999. Amazon’s Echo Plus and Echo Spot continue to be available at their launch prices – Rs 14,999 and Rs 12,999 respectively.
These price cuts do make it even more difficult to choose which smart speakers to buy. For quite sometime now Amazon and Google have been battling to dominate the smart speaker space. While the Jeff Bezos-led company has been the leader for a while now, Google is slowly clawing its way to the top.