During its Launch Night In hardware event, Google today announced the Nest Audio, the successor to the standard Google Home, which hadn't been refreshed since its debut in 2016. The Nest Audio features an all-new rectangular design, with the speaker grille covered with a fabric-like material that's made of 70% recycled plastics.
The new Nest Audio has two speaker units underneath its shell, a 75mm woofer and a 19mm tweeter, plus it features tuning software built in to enhance the sound quality. Google says the Nest Audio should deliver 75% louder audio and 50% stronger bass compared to the original Google Home. Additionally, it can adapt its sound depending on its surroundings. The power adapter delivers 30W of power, which can help you get an idea of how powerful the speaker is.
As you'd expect, the Nest Audio has Google Assistant built-in, and it can connect to a wide range of music services to stream music from. These include Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, and more.
The nest Audio is available for pre-order today, and it will launch officially on October 5. It costs $99, making it cheaper than the $129 Google Home was in 2016.