Google have stopped manufacturing the Google Home Max smart speaker, with both the Chalk and Charcoal colours out of stock on the Google site.
Google sell smart speakers in a range of sizes and prices. Starting with the Google Nest Mini at $49 (currently on sale for just $29), Nest Audio – $99.99, Google Home Max – $399 (at launch), as well as smart displays including the Nest Hub for $89.99 and Nest Hub Max – $229.
Google launched the Google Home Max in December 2017 for $399, pricing themselves up with the likes of Sonos Play:5. Google discontinuing the big smart speaker could mean one of two things, either Google are looking to update the three year old speaker, like they recently did with the Google Home (now Nest Audio), or they’re trying to push buyers who want bigger sound towards smart displays such as the Nest Hub Max.
Regarding current Google Home Max owners, a spokesperson said to The Verge, Google plan to support the product with updates.
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.Google spokesperson to The Verge