It looks as though Google is trying to unload any remaining Pixel XL handsets it still has before launching its next generation of Pixel phones. Or the Mountain View company finds itself in a giving mood. Either way, you can score a Google Home smart speaker for free with the purchase of a Pixel XL smartphone, though you will have to act fast—the offer is good while supplies last.
The Google Home speaker is a $129 value. It is similar to Amazon's Echo products, in that it listens for a wake phrase ("OK Google") and can respond to various commands. The speaker's built-in Google Assistant can provide a weather forecast, scour the web for information, fire up music playlists, and more. It can also tap into other smart home technologies, including Nest thermostats, Philips Hue, and Samsung SmartThings.
Google Home is not as fleshed out as Amazon's Echo line in terms of third-party compatibility and skills, though the list is growing. Plus it's free, or at least the case if you're in the market for a Pixel XL and take advantage of this promotion.
The Pixel XL is Google's flagship smartphone at the moment. it boasts a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a 2560x1440 resolution (534 pixels per inch, 16:9 aspect ratio) and Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 128GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel front camera and 12.3-megapixl rear camera, bottom firing speakers, 802.11ac Wi-Fi-, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C connectivity, and Android 7.1 Nougat.
Pricing for the Pixel XL with 32GB of storage is set at $769, or $32.04 per month for 24 months with Google Store Financing. For the 128GB model, the price is set at $869, or $36.21 per month for 24 months with financing. Adding a 2-year protection plan runs another $99. Both models come with a free Project Fi SIM card.
To receive a free Google Home speaker with your purchase, you have to add it to your shopping cart when buying the phone. If that sounds like a plan, then hit the source link to take advantage of this deal.