1. PeakyBlinder's Avatar
    Read that Google Home isn't coming to the UK - anyone else heard this?

    For some reason, just can't see myself ordering an Echo and calling a black tube 'Alexa'.

    Was going to wait for Google Home but looks like it isn't destined here anytime soon.

    11-21-2016 05:39 AM
  2. the tall guy's Avatar
    Hi, no I haven't heard that it's not coming to the UK - where did you read this?

    It's only been released in the US thus far, a global rollout will more than likely happen in 2017.
    11-21-2016 06:44 AM
  3. thatguy97's Avatar
    Well it's not in the UK now, but if Q1 passes and you don't have one yet or at the very least an announcement feel free to raise hell.
    11-21-2016 10:03 AM
  4. indysteve9's Avatar
    Read that Google Home isn't coming to the UK - anyone else heard this?

    For some reason, just can't see myself ordering an Echo and calling a black tube 'Alexa'.

    Was going to wait for Google Home but looks like it isn't destined here anytime soon.

    Go ahead and get an Amazon Echo Dot. It may not be as robust in the info dept. as Google Home but then you can control so many smart devices that Google Home has yet to embrace. I have both and I love them.
    11-21-2016 10:30 AM
  5. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    "For some reason, just can't see myself ordering an Echo and calling a black tube 'Alexa'."

    Then buy a white one. Are you really going to feel any more sophisticated saying "OK Google" to an oversized Renuzit air freshener?
    thatguy97 and Jaycemiskel like this.
    11-21-2016 12:04 PM
  6. MikeCorsten's Avatar
    Source for this story please?
    11-23-2016 10:51 AM
  7. DocMekon's Avatar
    I imported one, bought a dot a few weeks earlier. The dot has far more app support but echo has been out for 2 years. Was amazed that you couldn't cast from Dot to Firestick and love how Home and Chromecasts work. Bit surprised by lack of googles own services not fully supported but these will come in time. Answers queries much better than Alexa and understands follow on questions which Alexa doesn't. Really looking forward to seeing what it can do and its UK release whenever that will be!
    MikeCorsten likes this.
    11-25-2016 05:49 PM
  8. Steve28's Avatar
    It took almost two years for Amazon's Echo to come to the UK... So I don't think you can draw any conclusion from Google home being out in the US for 22 days and it not yet being available the UK.
    MikeCorsten likes this.
    11-26-2016 04:34 PM
  9. thatguy97's Avatar
    It took almost two years for Amazon's Echo to come to the UK... So I don't think you can draw any conclusion from Google home being out in the US for 22 days and it not yet being available the UK.
    Yep Google doesn't care about outside the US
    11-26-2016 05:32 PM
  10. Steve28's Avatar
    Yep Google doesn't care about outside the US
    That's not what I said.... I said these things take time and 22 days is way too short to conclude "they don't care"

    They are a US company and they developed it In the US and its easier to release it here. There no export rules or different regulations, etc.

    Remember Spotify when it started? It was in Europe for a long time before coming to the US... doesn't mean they didn't care. It's just the reality of every country having different laws, taxes, etc.
    MikeCorsten likes this.
    11-26-2016 11:17 PM
  11. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    That's not what I said.... I said these things take time and 22 days is way too short to conclude "they don't care"

    They are a US company and they developed it In the US and its easier to release it here. There no export rules or different regulations, etc.

    Remember Spotify when it started? It was in Europe for a long time before coming to the US... doesn't mean they didn't care. It's just the reality of every country having different laws, taxes, etc.
    That's crazy I didn't realize Spotify started in the UK. Just thought we got it first like almost everything else lol. Well isn't that interesting. I learned something new. I think Google would be crazy to ignore other markets though. They could get much more data that way.
    11-27-2016 12:53 AM
  12. TremF's Avatar
    If you are willing to pay a little more then get an imported one. I bought one from a guy on Ebay who lives in the UK but visits the US regularly and brought some back with him. Setup was quick and easy and it works really well. I actually prefer the Home to my Echo/Dot's but enjoy the benefits both offer.

    I'm tempted to get more so that I can take advantage of the multi room for music
    MikeCorsten likes this.
    11-27-2016 05:00 AM
  13. pjwk81's Avatar
    Yep Google doesn't care about outside the US
    Never a truer statement. I can't even buy a Pixel.
    thatguy97 likes this.
    11-28-2016 12:52 PM
  14. MikeCorsten's Avatar
    If you are willing to pay a little more then get an imported one. I bought one from a guy on Ebay who lives in the UK but visits the US regularly and brought some back with him. Setup was quick and easy and it works really well. I actually prefer the Home to my Echo/Dot's but enjoy the benefits both offer.

    I'm tempted to get more so that I can take advantage of the multi room for music
    Can you give any info on this, i.e. what's working and what's not working on the Home device?

    Thanks
    11-29-2016 10:11 AM

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