My Google Nest Mini that I got in 2019 is getting a warranty replacement even though I got it free from Google as a YouTube Premium subscriber.
To fill the void of having no smart speaker, I bought. JBL Link Music speaker as it was being heavily discounted (A$68 at Harvey Norman). Works just as well as the Nest Mini and the sound is many time better - fills the main living area of my apartment for sure and has better bass.
I am tempted to go out and get another as these will work as a stereo pair when paired in The Google Home app.
Also, it has AirPlay 2 which works well too.
I am well pleased.