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Vodafone Spain offering Google Home assistant

Vodafone Espana is incorporating the Google Home personal assistant as part of its connected home offering.

All Vodafone One customers will be able to use the voice-controlled assistant to manage connected home applications. New and existing Vodafone One customers will be able to use the Google Home Mini without additional cost, while subscribers to other packages will be able to to acquire the device for €1 a month.

The Google Home device, as opposed to the Mini, will be available for €3 a month for 24 months to Vodafone One L subscribers and for €4 for other plans.

Vodafone said that customers would be able to enjoy functionality including using Google Home to control their Vodafone TV service.

Vodafone said that Google Home was entirely compatible with its V-Home offering and that its subscribers would be able to use the device to carry out multiple task at the same time, including applying pre-set Google Home scenarios such as ‘relax’, whereby the command “Activate relax” gives the assistant a cue to lower the lights and play favourite music tracks.

The integration of Google Home in Vodafone’s combined offers opens a new front in its ongoing competitive battle with rivals. Incumbent Telefonica announced last month that 470,000 subscribers were using its own Aura digital assistant, which was launched at MWC earlier this year, while alternative telco MásMóvil has begun commercialising Google’s offering under its Yoigo brand.