Google Home is now available to buy in Canada, making it the first of the major virtual assistant speaker devices to land in the country. The expansion follows pre-orders kicking off at Google and other retailers earlier this month, and beats Amazon’s Echo to the punch in Canada.
The hold-up for the home AI’s release in Canada is French-Canadian support, and now the new language is obviously there to get ready for the Google Home launch in Canada today, making it the first language Assistant supports outside of English.
“We know Canadians have been patiently waiting for Google Home to arrive, and we’re working to bring the Assistant to Canadians in English and, for the first time ever, in French,” reads a press release from Google.
At Google’s I/O event in May, the company announced that German, Brazilian-Portuguese and Japanese will be added this summer, followed by Italian, Spanish and Korean later in the year.
In Canada, Google Home is selling for $179.00 CDN, which is actually pretty much in line with U.S. pricing once you factor in the current currency conversion rate. The shipping time for the Google Home is listed at “2-3 weeks” for customers on Google’s own online store, and Google’s official blog says the in-store release date is June 26.
At launch, however, Google Home will not arrive with multiple-user support in Canada, a feature announced just a couple months ago. While multi-user support will not be available at the time of Google Home’s Canadian debut, it will become available “in the coming months.”
You can also find Google Home at Best Buy and other electronics retailers such as The Source and Staples, and wireless carriers such as TELUS.