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Walmart announces big Black Friday deals on Android phones, Chromebooks, TVs, and a ton more

Black Friday is only two weeks away, and the internet is bursting at the seams with potential savings. Joining the fray of deals that have graced the front page of Android Police — like the ones from Best Buy, Target, Amazon, and more — the retail behemoth Walmart has unveiled its list of Black Friday discounts.

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Stereo speaker pairing comes to the original Google Home and Home Mini

Google Home owners have been clamoring for years for an option to set up speaker pairs to get stereo sound. The feature rolled out to the Home Max, Insignia's cheap Assistant speakers, and the new Nest Mini, but Google's original Home and Home Mini were left out. Now, the feature is available on both.

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[Update: All affected devices will be replaced] Google bricks some Homes and Home Minis with firmware update and often there's no reset possible

Even though you probably don't notice that any of your Google Home devices are constantly receiving firmware updates, they get new software all the time. Most likely, you'll only realize it when something goes really wrong, which is exactly what more and more people are reporting on Google's help forum and Reddit. They say their Google Homes and Google Home Minis have been bricked following an OTA, and they receive little to no help from Google when they're outside of warranty.

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Spotify is gifting more Google Home Minis, this time to all subscribers

Back in November last year, Spotify was giving out free Google Home Minis to Premium for Family account holders, in order to encourage people to sign up to its plan. The company is renewing its offer this year but is now making it available to both Family and individual subscribers, regardless of whether they're new members or have already been using a paid subscription.

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[Update: Frozen 2] Google Home can now add sound effects and music to story time with certain children's books

Some of Google Home's best features are the ones that are just for fun, like playing the "I'm feeling lucky" game show, listening to different animal sounds, and asking for interesting facts. Google is expanding on that repertoire with storytelling sound effects for certain Disney stories. Parents in the US can activate the new feature by saying "Hey Google, let's read along with Disney." Their Home device will then listen along and play appropriate sound effects and music for the chosen story, which can be selected from a library of 11, with more to come.

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Google is giving some Assistant and YouTube Premium users free Home Minis

Google has been known to give away free Home Minis from time to time, and as we approach the release of a new model, it's not slowing down. Users of YouTube Premium and the Google Assistant are reporting that Google is offering them free Home Minis just for using Google services.

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Google Home speakers finally get Duo voice call support

Just after introducing new video filters and effects to Duo yesterday, Google has added a widely-requested audio feature today: You can now connect Duo to your display-less Google Home devices and enjoy high-quality audio calls to other people using the platform. You can also finally call specific speakers in your home using the service.

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Google Nest Mini appears to swing by the FCC, seems to confirm wall-mount design

One of the most ubiquitous cheap tech gifts in the past couple of years has to have been the Google Home Mini — if you caught it on sale for as low as $20, you could take care of all your family for Christmas. Recently, intelligence has been developing on a new version of this stout smart speaker — to be known as the "Nest Mini" — and we're now looking at an FCC filing that might tell us more about it.

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Get a free Google Home Mini and GE C-Life light bulb ($55 value) with every Nest Hello purchase

If you're reading this from the US, odds are you have more Google Home Minis than rooms in your house. Every few days, there's a new promo that gets you a Home Mini for cheap or even free, but who are we to turn our noses up at gifts? If you're of that same conviction, you'll like today's deal which gets you Google's Home Mini and a GE C-Life light bulb with every Nest Hello.

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Grab a Google Home Mini for less than $20 on Rakuten (60% off)

If you still haven't purchased a smart speaker or want to get an extra one, today's your lucky day, as Rakuten is running an offer that lets you get the Google Home Mini for just $20. This is even cheaper than the ongoing deal for $25 apiece, thanks to an additional 20% off.

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