The announcement of this device followed the announcement of the Google Home Mini - a miniature version of the Google Home.

The front of the Max is covered in the same fabric as the Home Mini, though the coral color will not be available. You can ask it how far away Pluto is from Earth, or you can ask it directions, or what the weather is like today, or whatever else - but where it really shines is when you ask it to play music.

Google has just announced its Google Home Max.

With the latest Home update in the Play Store, Google has included support for manually assigning Google Home devices to specific rooms in your home, allowing for way better organization and synchronization between these devices. The company launched a slew of new hardware products Wednesday in a live-stream broadcast on YouTube that includes Home Mini, Nest Hello video doorbell, Pixelbook laptop, phones and more.

Here's everything you need to know about the all-new Google Home Mini, including United Kingdom price, UK release date, specifications, features and design. The Home Mini is, of course, powered by Google's Assistant rather than Amazon's Alexa, though.

As with the full size Google Home, you can control the Home Mini without even touching it. Following its launch, the smart speaker segment caught up among manufacturers as even Apple detailed its HomePod at its June WWDC event, while Amazon unveiled its Amazon Echo Spot with a display last week.

There are two 4.5-inch woofers, and a gaggle of tweeters behind that - Google says it's "twenty times more powerful" than the original Google Home. It has Cast functionality, as well as input via stereo 3.5 mm jack. It supports "Smart Sound" technology, which auto-changes the sound balance based on where the user is standing in the room. The standard Google Home speaker costs nearly $130.

Unfortunately, Google is making this a US-exclusive for now. To power the device, you'll need to use its microUSB port.

The Home Max will roll out to other territories including the United Kingdom next year.

The Home Mini looks very much like a small-sized Google Home device.