The Home Mini is not designed explicitly to play music. Rather, it’s meant to get the Google Assistant into more rooms of your home, making it better for getting news and schedule updates, listening to podcasts, and sending instructions to other Google-connected products like a Chromecast Audio-equipped speaker.
Google says it will also connect wirelessly to any speaker with Chromecast built in. Unlike Amazon’s Echo Dot, however, the Home Mini does not have a 3.5mm jack, meaning it can’t be plugged into a traditional audio system for playing music and instead must be paired via Chromecast.
The new Home Mini will be released on October 19th, and will be available from major retailers in all seven current Home markets. It will be available in gray, black, red, or what Google refers to as as “chalk,” “charcoal,” and “coral.” Preorders start today.
According to Theverge