California (Web Desk): Google Home, the search giant's smart assistant that rivals Amazon's Alexa, will be launched in the UK in April .

Google said it had "hidden a few British treats" in the device.

In November, US launched the speaker and assistant that is part of a growing trend to make artificial intelligence available in homes.

The firm is also introducing its own wi-fi service in the UK, in an attempt to solve the "frustration when wireless connectivity fails at home".

Like Amazon's Echo, Home can answer basic queries as well as control smart home devices, such as lights.

Most innovative feature is that it can also help with translations, traffic updates and weather updates, and delivers news updates from publications such as the Guardian, the BBC and the Financial Times.

According to details, Google Home will be available in stores such as Argos, John Lewis, Dixons and Maplin from 6 April , and will cost £129. Google Wi-fi will be available at the same time and will also cost £129.