It seems like Google has an abundance of Home Minis lying around because it’s giving them away for free to everyone out there. The company has previously offered a free Home Mini to Google One subscribers and YouTube Premium members in various regions. Earlier this year, it also partnered with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to give away 100,000 free Home Minis to people living with paralysis and their caregivers. And now, the company seems to be offering one to some Google Assistant users as well.
Thanks to a recent tip from XDA Recognized developer argraur, the free Home Mini offer is now popping up in the Google Assistant feed. Users simply need to tap on “Get free gift”, enter their shipping details and get a new Google Home Mini free of charge. However, they’ll still have to pay for shipping, which isn’t all that bad. As of now, it isn’t clear which users are eligible for the free smart speaker. But since the offer is popping up in the Assistant feed, it’s safe to assume that Google is extending it to people who utilize the Google Assistant on their devices.
The company has been aggressively pushing the compact smart speaker in a bid to expand market share in the voice assistant space. It has previously partnered with Spotify to offer a free Home Mini to subscribers of the streaming service’s family plan. But that’s not all, Google has also offered the smart speaker for free with purchases made on eBay and also with purchases of over $125 on Google Express.
It’s also quite possible that Google is clearing out its inventory through these giveaways, as it’s rumored to launch a new Home Mini, alongside the heavily-leaked Pixel 4, at the upcoming Made by Google event on October 15. Leaks suggest that the next Google Home Mini could feature a 3.5mm audio port and a wall-mount for easy installation.
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