14 Google Shops will Open in Best Buy Stores Across Canada

14 Google Shops will Open in Best Buy Stores Across Canada

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Best Buy Canada and Google Canada have just a partnership that will allow 14 different Google Shops to open up inside Best Buy retail stores this year. We’ve seen other companies like Apple, Samsung and Microsoft do something similar as well, but the press release says it is the “first of its kind in North America.” Either way, this looks like the latest push that Google is doing to get their hardware into the hands of as many people as possible.

The products that will be on display are the Pixel, Pixel XL, Daydream View and the Chromecast Ultra, and it will allow potential customers to come into the stores and try out the products for themselves. There will be trained Google product employees running these shops that will help to educate people about these products. We’re told that “immersive experienced” will be provided, but they didn’t go into detail as to what that entails.

10 of the 14 Google Shops within various Best Buy Canada locations opened up yesterday. So if you live near a participating location, then you can go in and try out the new Pixel smartphones right now. So far we know that Google Shops are available in Brampton, ON, Winnipeg, MB, Catharines, ON, Edmonton, AB, Nepean, ON, Oakville, ON, Etobicoke, ON, Coquitlam, BC, Surrey, BC, and Burnaby, BC.

Google Canada plans to open up four larger Google Shops at Best Buy Canada locations in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Mississauga later this year. So not only can customers schedule 1-on-1 appointments with Google’s trained staff, they these bigger locations will also offer a weekly hands-on workshop. This workshop will give customers the ability to “learn the ins and outs of Google tech,” like how to personalize your Pixel smartphone and how to stream content from your phone to the Chromecast Ultra.