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Get a Google Nest Audio 2-pack for $150 ($48 off)

Get a Google Nest Audio 2-pack for $150 ($48 off)

Now that the giant Home Max smart speaker has been discontinued, Google suggests those interested should instead pick up a pair of its new Nest Audio speakers. If you were looking for a deal on those Nest Audios, you're in luck; BrandsMart USA is currently offering a two-pack for $150, representing a savings of $48 off MSRP.

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Google Home's 'suggestions' are annoying and useless, and it's time for them to die

Google Home's 'suggestions' are annoying and useless, and it's time for them to die

Imagine if every time you opened Gmail in the morning, you got a notification reminding you that you could attach files from Google Photos to your emails. Wouldn't that be incredibly annoying? On an unrelated note, ever ask your Google Home what the weather is, only for it to then "helpfully" suggest you set up the "Good morning" feature? Or check sports scores? Or tell you how to play the news? Or one of a handful of other not-very-useful tips and tricks you in no way asked for? You're not alone, and neither are you alone in the realization that there is no guaranteed way to stop these useless engagement experiments.

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Google is going all-in on turkey fun this Thanksgiving

Google is going all-in on turkey fun this Thanksgiving

Following its English to turkey translations in Search, Google has introduced some more fun Thanksgiving Easter eggs. On smart speakers and displays, the company has added a small audible and visual surprise when you tell the Assistant to set a turkey timer, and there is a new turkey filter in Duo that you can use for some laughs with your family while socially distancing.

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Google's home theater integration between Chromecasts and Nest speakers is here (sort of)

Google's home theater integration between Chromecasts and Nest speakers is here (sort of)

Google introduced dynamic audio grouping on the Nest Hub and other Assistant-enabled smart displays earlier this year. The feature allows devices to be added and removed from audio groups on the fly without needing to edit groups beforehand. This ability started rolling out in the Google Home app last week — and it enables a workaround that lets you cast videos to Chromecast devices while the audio plays on Nest speakers.

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Google's Black Friday deals start today: $50 off Pixel 5, $150 off Google Home Max, and more

Google's Black Friday deals start today: $50 off Pixel 5, $150 off Google Home Max, and more

We're fast approaching Black Friday, every major retailer's favorite day of the year. There are sure to be savings of all sorts popping up on the big day, but we've got the list of deals you can get on Google products starting today right here — and there are some deals you can't afford to miss.

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Google says Nest Audio and Chromecast home theater integration is coming

Google says Nest Audio and Chromecast home theater integration is coming

When unused marketing copy for the Nest Audio speaker was spotted in Google Search last week, it suggested a feature that hadn't previously been touted. Like Amazon's Echo speakers with Fire TV and Apple's HomePod with Apple TV (soon), Nest Audios were said to be capable of pairing up with the new Chromecast with Google TV to create a home theater sound system. Google now appears to have confirmed that this is coming.

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Nest Audio review, one month later: Google Home Max's days are numbered

Nest Audio review, one month later: Google Home Max's days are numbered

Google's first Assistant speaker, Google Home, turns four this year. The company says that device was designed primarily as a means to access the Google Assistant, and music playback was secondary. But the de facto second generation, the new Nest Audio, was purpose-built as a media device — and boy, does it ever show.

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Check your email: Google is giving out $10 store credit for some recent purchases

Check your email: Google is giving out $10 store credit for some recent purchases

At its event last month, Google introduced a bunch of new hardware, including a refreshed Chromecast and a new Nest Audio speaker. There's already some killer promotional bundle pricing, but now Google is making the deals even sweeter by sending out $10 credits to people who have recently purchased a Google product  — but not everyone is getting lucky.

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Aggressively-priced Pixel 4a arrives in India alongside Nest Audio speaker

Aggressively-priced Pixel 4a arrives in India alongside Nest Audio speaker

Google hasn’t been able to crack India’s highly competitive smartphone market with its expensive Pixel flagships, but it now seems bullish that its more reasonably priced a-suffixed lineup has a chance to finally hit a home run. In line with its previous announcement to bring the $349 crowd-pleaser to India in October, Google today announced the Pixel 4a at a price that is even lower than what was widely anticipated. The new Nest Audio speaker is also coming next week.

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Ask us anything about the Nest Audio (Q&A)

Ask us anything about the Nest Audio (Q&A)

Welcome to the third edition of the Android Police Newsletter Q&A, a series where we open up about the freshest gadgets on the market. This week, we're dishing on the recently announced Nest Audio. Read on to find out how to submit your questions and see our responses.

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