New Year 2020 is upon us. If you want to bring your house into the future, you may want to start with a Google smart home device.
While there were several discounts across Black Friday and Cyber Monday last year, it doesn't mean sales are over. Now with January and New Year sales, you can still save a pretty penny on a Google speaker if you haven't already.
There are six devices to choose from, all at different price points:
- Google Home (£89/$99)
- Nest Mini (£49/$49)
- Home Mini (original model, £49/$49)
- Home Max (£299/$299)
- Home Hub (now called the Google Nest Hub at £119/$129)
- Google Nest Hub Max (£219/$229).
In this article, we'll go into what to expect from each model, where to pick each up at the best price, along with the best deals and bundles on now from various retailers.
Also see our full guide to the best Google Home speaker.
Best handpicked Google Home and Nest deals
Right now Google is having its January sale with discounts across the board, but other retailers like Currys, Argos and AO are mirroring prices in most instances. We've handpicked the best Google Home and Nest deals from across the web here, but if you're after the cheapest price on specific devices on their own see below.
1. Fitbit Inspire HR with Google Nest Mini speaker
Now: £74.99 (Save £64)
Incredible deal on our #1 Fitbit choice. Cheaper than elsewhere and with a free Google speaker! Wow!
2. Google Home
From: Currys PC World
Now: £49 (£40 off)
3. Google Nest Hub Max
From: Currys PC World
Now: £198.99 (£20.01 off)
Pick up the Google Nest Hub Max for 1p cheaper from Currys compared to buying directly from Google. You also get 6 months of Spotify Premium for free.
4. Google Home Mini
From: Currys PC World
Now: £19 (includes 6 months of Spotify Premium)
Google's cheapest smart speaker usually costs £49, but you can pick it up for £19 from Currys along with 6 months of Spotify Premium for free. Read our full Google Home Mini review. The newer Nest Mini is also on offer for £34.
5. Boxt Boiler
Now: Up to £200 off boiler (with free Google Nest Thermostat, Nest Stand & Home Mini)
If you're after a new boiler this winter, it's a great time look at Boxt's offers which now come with a free Nest Learning Thermostat (worth £219), Nest Stand (worth £35) and a Home Mini (worth £49).
6. Google January Sale
From: Google Store
Now: Up to £100 off
Save big across all Google Connected Home devices, including £100 off the Google Home Max, which is now £199.
See our comparison of prices across UK retailers with our tool below for the cheapest price:
Lowest Google Home and Nest prices in UK by retailer
Google Nest Mini deals
We would recommend picking up the Nest Mini, which is the 2nd generation Home Mini, if you've just started making your home into a smart home. The Nest Mini is compact and cheaper compared to the larger Google speakers. See our full review of the Nest Mini, which received a full 5/5 stars.
You can also pick up the first generation Home Mini, which looks identical, but with a less powerful processor and speaker. If you go with this older option, you should not be paying the full RRP (£49.99) – ensure prices are lower, or opt for the newer Nest Mini instead.
Best Google Home deals
The original Google Home typically costs £89, so look out for offers below this price. Though it's been upgraded to the Google Home Max (see deals below), it remains to be one of the best smart speakers around – and much cheaper than the Max.
Best Google Home Max deals
Best Google Nest Hub deals
The Nest Hub is Google's smart speaker with a display and retails at £119. It was previously called the Home Hub. While it pretty much looks like a tablet mounted on a speaker, it doesn't offer a camera that you might expect (see the Nest Hub Max option below if you prefer a camera).
The audio quality isn't particularly brilliant, but you do get a great 7in touchscreen display and two far-field microphones that are responsive even if you're not very close to the device.
The Nest Hub is better suited for places like the kitchen because you get both spoken responses from Google Assistant, along with visual responses, like a photo or video if you wanted to pull up a recipe or picture.
See our full review of the Nest Hub for everything these is to know.
Google Nest Hub Max deals
The Nest Hub Max, which costs £219/$229 adds more functionality to the Nest Hub with a camera, which means you can make video calls. It also offers a larger 10in screen.
The camera on the Nest Hub is a Nest Security Cam with a wide 127-degree field of vision, which means it can track you in video calls as you move around the room – a handy feature if you're busy doing other things while having a chat.