The Google Nest Hub 2nd Gen is available in India from today, and is priced at Rs 7,999. Available in Chalk and Charcoal colours to complement any room in your home, the Nest Hub 2nd Gen will be up for sale at Flipkart, Tata Cliq, and Reliance Digital, with more to come later.
Nest Hub 2nd Gen will be available with a limited period launch offer: you can get a Nest Mini @Rs 1 when purchasing Nest Hub 2nd Gen from Flipkart, Tata Cliq, and Reliance Digital. The offer will run until 26th January 2022 till stocks last and subject to terms and conditions.
The new Nest Hub’s speaker is based on the same audio technology as Nest Audio, and has 50 percent more bass than the original Nest Hub. And with an additional mic, it hears you better than ever, resulting in a more responsive Google Assistant.
The new Nest Hub can fill any room with music from services like YouTube Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Gaana and JioSavvn. It can also play your favourite movies, videos and TV shows with a subscription from providers like Netflix, and YouTube Premium. With YouTube, ask Google to find how-to videos on just about anything, including recipes with step-by-step instructions on screen. Multi-room control makes it possible to dynamically group multiple cast-enabled Nest devices – such as speakers, Smart Displays, Chromecasts – directly on your Nest Hub.
Nest Hub is a convenient place to control your smart home – it works with hundreds of compatible devices. It helps keep the family coordinated and connected, from creating reminders and to-dos, to using the broadcast feature across Nest speakers and display around the house, to making voice calls with Google Duo. Nest Hub will work with the new connectivity standard – Matter – being created by the Connectivity Standards Alliance, making it even simpler to control a connected home.
The new Nest Hub is designed from the ground up with privacy in mind, from user controls to how data is treated, and like the original Nest Hub it does not include a camera, so people can feel comfortable putting it in any room in their home. The microphone can be turned off by simply sliding the hardware switch on the back of the device (an orange light indicates it has been disabled). By default, the user’s audio recordings are not retained, and they can delete all their recent activity by simply saying things like “Ok Google, delete everything I said last week.” Guest Mode can be turned on with a simple voice command, so that the user’s Assistant activity won’t be saved to their Google account and personal results won’t be shown.
The new Nest Hub has a floating glass display with no visible housing plastic on the front for an improved viewing experience. When Nest Hub isn’t being used, it shows off a user’s best shots from Google Photos automatically, and the colours on the screen adjust to the light in the room so the photos aren’t too bright or too dim.