+ Thursday November 14th, 2019


After announcing that Google Home Max would be launching in August, Google Australia has gone silent on more information about the launch, but it appears we now have a date for when the biggest Google Home speaker will launch down under – August 9th.

The date comes courtesy of The Good Guys who are running the banner with the launch date on their website where they’re listing both the Chalk and Charcoal – or ‘Rock Candy’ and ‘Anthracite’ as they’re calling them on their website. While they’ve listed the date, The Good Guys aren’t yet willing to list a price for the Google Home Max just yet, however the Google Home Max sells for $399USD in the United States (without sales tax) which is around $533AUD when directly converted.

The Google Home Max is a massive speaker incorporating twin 4.5-inch high-excursion woofers as well as two 0.7-inch tweeters which Google says offers a sound 20x larger than that offered by the standard Google Home.

In terms of availability you can be notified by Google when they go on-sale if you head over to the Google Store, but if you’re looking at retail availability it’s likely that current Google retail partners such as The Good Guys, Officeworks, JB Hifi, Bing Lee and Harvey Norman will also be selling the speaker – but we’ll have to wait for official confirmation.

Are you excited for the launch of Google Home Max?

Source: The Good Guys.

Daniel Tyson  

Daniel Tyson

Daniel is a former editor of Ausdroid, and left in February 2019.

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Les Ran
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Les Ran

You can pair two Google Home Maxes together. That would be cool. The loudest smart speaker system on the market.

Nicky A
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Does anyone know if these also function as normal speakers with Bluetooth or any inputs (3.5mm, optical) that could replace a soundbar?

deanomalino
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deanomalino

It has a 3.5mm jack. That’s not a bad idea using it as a sound bar……

Les Ran
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Les Ran

A 3.5mm jack is rather old fashioned, but if Google disappeared tomorrow, you could still use these speakers to play music. That stands in contrast to Apple’s Homepod, that would become a doorstop without Apple services.

Les Ran
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Les Ran

Yep, these speakers have Bluetooth. It’s there if you want it, but I think most people won’t need it, as they’ll be requesting song titles via voice command.

Richard
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Richard

It needs to be pretty impressive to justify the price. You can get some pretty good bookshelf speakers at that price, given improved music is likely the main reason for getting this bigger unit.

Ive got 2 minis and a home. To be honest of greater interest to me would be an outdoor weatherproof unit, smaller than this.

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