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Google is, again, giving away free Nest Mini speakers - this time around the deal is for YouTube Premium subscribers.

Last year, Google teamed up with Spotify to offer user a free Google Home Mini but this time it's keeping the deal in-house. And the good news is that it's the latest Mini smart speaker from the search giant.

The giveaway is available for YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium and Google Play Music subscribers and it's super simple to see if you're eligible: simply click this link.

Our verdict: Google Nest Mini review

The 2019 Mini followed in the steps of the Home Hub range, by adopting the Nest branding; it's obvious that Google is putting all of its smart home tech under the Nest banner.

The design is pretty much the same as the older Home Mini, with that familiar fabric covering and puck-shaped form factor.

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However, while the big changes are found inside the smart speaker. You now have a visual indicator on both sides to show where the volume up/down physical touch points are, either side of the familiar capacitive touch panel that sits front and center.

One tiny, but super useful aesthetic change is that on the back of the Mini there's now a screw mount built into the base, making it much easier to wall-mount the speaker.

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The audio quality is noticeably better thanks to an improved amplifier and the Nest Mini packs in a machine learning chip to make the Google Assistant quicker and smarter than ever, and there's now a third microphone up top, which makes the Assistant much less likely to mishear you, especially in noisy conditions.

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