How to watch Google’s Launch Night In event live stream
The September 30 event will showcase new smart home products and phones
Google is hosting a hardware launch event today, September 30, called the Launch Night In.
The event is expected to showcase the company's latest products, including the new Pixel 5 smartphone and new members of the Nest smart home device family.
We expect to see the Pixel smartphone gain 5G connectivity for the first time, and there is also talk of a new 5G version of the budget Pixel 4s smartphone, too.
Away from handsets, Google will reveal new products from its Nest smart home division. We know a lot about these already, not least because a new Chromecast with Android TV was mistakenly sold by Home Depot earlier this week.
The new Chromecast comes with a remote for the first time (as all previous model relied on a smartphone app), and it also comes with Android TV for the first time too. This means Google's TV operating system will appear on your television, instead of the simple wallpaper of previous Chromecasts.
Google is also expected to say more about its latest smart home speaker. Teased earlier in the year, the device will replace the Google Home, which was retired earlier in 2020. The new model, to be called the Google Nest Audio and shown below, will include the Google Assistant and go up against the equally-new Amazon Echo.
The Nest Audio was also mistakenly sold ahead of its announcement with devices appearing in Walmart last week. One person posted on Reddit to share their experiences with a Google Nest Audio bought from Walmart, praising its sound quality that "blows the original Google Home out of the water by a very, very wide margin."
How to watch Google's Launch Night In
As with other such events this year, the Google showcase today will be online-only, due to coronavirus social distancing measures. The event is due to begin at 11am PT / 2pm ET and run for around an hour.
It will be streamed live on Google's Launch Night In website, and we expect it to appear on the MadeByGoogle YouTube channel too. It is also possible to watch the event on any television with a Chromecast attached.