The next Google Home could also boost your Wi-Fi signal

The Google Home smart speaker goes on sale in the UK from tomorrow, but rumours regarding the sequel are already circulating.

According to a report from The Information, on Wednesday, Google wants to include a Wi-Fi router within the next iteration.

This would effectively combine Home and the Google Wi-Fi router into one all-singing-all-dancing device.

As an added bonus, it would include mesh networking and enable Google Home 2 to act as a Wi-Fi range extender if positioned in black spots around the house.

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The addition could give Google an advantage over the Amazon Echo device, as it seeks to reel in the retail giant’s head start in the arena


The £129 Google Home is already cheaper than the Echo and has the advantage of the power of Google Search, but is yet to boast the same level of third-party integrations.

Google Wi-Fi also goes on sale in the UK tomorrow for the same price, so it seems likely any combination of the two devices would cost a little more.

The company is offering a double pack for the reasonable sum of £229.

Will you be buying either when they go on sale in Blighty tomorrow? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.