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Google Home: Hands on with voice-activated speaker

Google has launched its voice-controlled speaker, Home.

The device makes use of the firm's artificial intelligence know-how to find information, play music and control other internet-connected kit in the home.

It promises to be an advance on Amazon's rival Echo speaker because Home's virtual assistant can handle follow-up questions, which is intended to give owners a sense of being part of conversations.

But journalists at the California launch were only given limited access, so a comparison is still difficult to make.

The BBC's North America reporter Dave Lee spoke to Google's director of user experience Michael Sundermeyer about the product.

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  • 04 Oct 2016
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