Welcoming Mini to the Google Home Family

Today, we’re welcoming a new product to the Google Home family: Google Home Mini. Mini is a small and mighty device for hands-free help in every room, packed with the power of the Google Assistant.

Google Home Mini

Mini makes the Google Assistant more accessible than ever at home. We designed it to fit naturally in any room. It’s sleek and smooth, with no corners or edges, and about the size of a donut. Its fabric enclosure is durable, yet transparent enough to let through both light and sound. The LEDs under the fabric light up to show you when your Assistant hears you. And it projects 360-degree sound so you’ll never miss a beat. With far-field microphones, Mini can hear you even when there’s music playing or there’s other noise in the background. Mini comes in three colors—Chalk, Charcoal and Coral. At $79 (RRP), Google Home Mini works on its own or you can have a few around the house, giving you the power of Google anywhere in your home.

The Google Assistant

The entire Google Home family has the Google Assistant built-in, so you can get answers from Google, tackle your day, enjoy your entertainment, and control your smart home (with an internet connection).  Your Assistant is always getting better, and today we’re introducing a couple of new features:

Step-by-step recipes

We really have our hands full when we’re cooking. We have to prep ingredients, clean as we go – all while carefully following instructions. Unless you’re a seasoned chef, your favourite recipe book may end up covered in dough. To help with this, soon your Google Assistant will free up your hands, save you from mess and keep you focused with voice-activated recipe instructions. Just say “Ok Google, next step” to keep moving through the recipe.

Find your phone

Lost your Android phone? No big deal. Soon you’ll be able to ask your Assistant on Google Home to “find my phone” and hear it ring in its last location, even when it’s on vibrate!


Soon you’ll be able to broadcast a message to let the family know when it’s time to get a move on. Just say “Hey Google, broadcast it’s time to leave for footy training!” and it’ll play on the other Google Home devices around the house.

Apps for the Google Assistant

Last month, we enabled apps for the Google Assistant with the launch of our developer platform, Actions on Google in Australia. This means lots of your favourite brands can build for the Google Assistant and Aussies can enjoy easy and fast access to more services and content.  Just say "Ok Google, talk to..." and your Assistant will connect you with a range of apps, including Woolworths, eBay, NAB, Optus, Domain, AFL (by Telstra), Concrete Playground, Word Bubble (by 3P Learning) and more.


Google Home Mini will be available for $79 (RRP) later this month from JB Hi-Fi, Telstra, Harvey Norman, Officeworks, The Good Guys, David Jones and Google Store. And you’ll be able to pre-order today from select retailers so you don’t miss out.