After three years and a million “Hey Google”, the Google Home Max smart speaker no longer exists, although if you have one you will still get support for the foreseeable future.
“We have run out of Google Home Max and will no longer produce the device,” confirmed a Google spokesperson in a statement following an earlier report from Engadget. “With the launch of Nest Audio, we’re offering a range of great home audio solutions, most notably with two Nest audio paired for stereo sound.”
Google has moved most of its smart speakers to the Nest brand and now offers the little onesand Nest Audio. The closest competitors to the Home Max in terms of size are the $ 499 Sonos Five (which lacks a microphone) and in terms of functionality the $ 200 Amazon Echo Studio. Both speakers likely sound better than the Max, however.
The Google Home Max is a large device compared to most smart speakers, which means it’s only suitable for coffee tables or TV stands, and while the product debuted at $ 399, it now retails for $ 179 or $ 180. If you want one, you’d better hurry – it’s sold out by Google itself, but, as well as and a couple of other places if you look around.