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[Update: Deal's back for another day] Hurry: Get a Google Home Hub and two Home Minis for $99

Over the past few days, Best Buy, Target, and a few other stores offered a Home Hub and two Home Minis at significant discounts. If you missed out on those, Adorama still has the package for just $99.

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Google Home Hub bundled with two Home Minis for just $130 at Best Buy

It seems like the Home Hub and Home Mini are the new hot items to bundle together. Earlier this month, the Google Store was selling the Home Hub with two Home Minis for $129, but that deal lasted for less than a day. Best Buy is now offering the same deal (well, technically for 99 cents more) for those of you who missed out on that.

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Get a Home Mini and second-gen Chromecast for $17 at some Walmart stores

Now that the third-generation Chromecast is available, it looks like Google and retail stores want to clear out inventory of the older model. At some Walmart locations, you can get a bundle of the second-gen Chromecast and a Google Home Mini for just $17. That's cheaper than either product would normally cost on their own.

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[Update: Four new Disney books] 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 Home Hub with two Home Minis is $129 from the Google Store ($118 off)

We saw quite a few discounts on Google Home products during Black Friday week, but if you missed those, the Google Store is running a deal that you might be interested in. This time around, it's offering the Home Hub with two Home Minis for just $129 — a savings of $118 off MSRP.

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Beware when buying third-party Google Assistant speakers and Smart Displays, updates and features are not equal

Another year, another category of Google-compatible products has flooded the market. A few years ago, it was the Chromecast, then it was the Google Home and Home Mini, and now it's the Google Home Hub. With every first-party release comes a slew of third-party alternatives, boasting the same features, same integrations, same functions, but with different designs and prices. On paper, they should be equal to Google's, but time and time again, we've learned that they're not.

Never though have the lines blurred as much as with the Home Hub and its Lenovo and JBL brethren. They look almost the same, both on the outside and in their interface, and Google pushed them earlier than its Home Hub, advertising them and talking about them as if they were its own.

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[Update: Rolling out in Europe, too] Google Home Mini is now available in aqua from the Google Store

Google announced that its li'lest smart speaker was coming in a minty fresh new color ahead of its hardware event in October. The aqua Google Home Mini was initially planned to release on October 29, but, well, it didn't. It's now available, though, both at the Google Store and Walmart.

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[Update: Dead] Google Home Hub and Home Mini bundle just $99 from Walmart

We've seen plenty of good deals on Google's recently-released Home Hub smart display this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. Most retailers have had it discounted to $99, and there were some even better deals to be had with a bit of research. However, Walmart's $99 Home Hub and Home Mini bundle is the best offer we've seen yet.

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[Update: Now $5 cheaper] Xiaomi Mi Box S bundle comes with Google Home Mini for $85 ($24 off)

Xiaomi announced the Mi Box S on October 9, on the same day as Google's Pixel 3 et al. announcements. This new Android TV box from the company keeps its cheap pricing, but you wouldn't say no to more savings, would you? In that case, you can now grab the Mi Box S along with a Home Mini for $24 off the total price of both.

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Nest Thermostat 3rd gen and Google Home Mini bundle is just $170 ($70 off) at Costco

If you haven't yet outfitted your house with any smart home products and you'd like to get started, Costco is currently offering a Nest Thermostat 3rd gen and Google Home Mini bundle for just $169.99, $70 off the bundle's regular price and a huge savings over the individual prices.

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