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Google Home Adds Alexa-Like Voice Ordering

The Google Assistant on Google Home is getting a new feature today that may sound rather familiar to anybody who has ever owned an Amazon Echo. You can now use your Home to order everyday essentials like toilet paper and shampoo from the company’s Google Express partners. Those partners include the likes of Costco, Whole Foods, Bed Bath & Beyond, Fry’s, Guitar Center, Petsmart and Walgreens. The exact list of partners depends on where you live, but some are available nationwide. Depending on the area you live in, Google Express may also either offer same-day service (mostly in larger metro areas), overnight service, or only 2-day or 3-day service. Google offers a $95/year (or $10/month) membership for Express. Otherwise, delivery fees start at $4.99.

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