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We chose to compare the Google Home Mini to the Amazon Echo 2nd Gen based on their capabilities. Both can play music, control smart home products, answer questions and plan your day. While others have chosen to compare the Mini to the Amazon Echo Dot, we think they aren't equal. The biggest reason is the Dot cannot play audio (music, podcasts, etc.) unless it is connected to a speaker. Read more below.

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