When smart speakers first launched, there wasn’t any particularly real emphasis on the sound quality of these speakers. After all, their main purpose was to act as a hub to control smart home objects around the home amongst other things, so having the best audio quality wasn’t the main focus.

However, we started seeing companies start to pay more attention to these sorts of things, and resulting in devices like the HomePod and the Google Home Max, where the selling point was the sound. Unfortunately, if you are a fan of the Google Home Max, it seems that Google is done with the speakers and will be officially retiring it, according to a report from Engadget.

Google has told the publication that they are no longer manufacturing the device and that any remaining units have since been sold out. Google will continue to support current owners for the foreseeable future, so if you own it, don’t worry about that.

According to the company, “Existing Google Home Max users shouldn’t worry as they won’t see any change in their service. We’ll continue to offer software updates and security fixes to Google Home Max devices. We’re committed to delivering great sound and whole home audio features across all of our Assistant-enabled products.”

For those who are seeking similar speakers, there is the Nest Audio which has been designed to provide higher quality audio in a smaller package, so that could be worth checking out as well.

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