Febrero 19, 2018

Google Assistant coming to more speakers and appliances

01 Setiembre 2017, 03:45 | Dolorita Barahona

Google Assistant is coming to more smart speakers

Google Assistant coming to more speakers and home appliances from LG

With the move Google is more aggressively competing with Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana for third party hardware and software integration.

Panasonic isn't a typical name that appears on the list of partners for Google, but here we are looking at the GA10.

And they will have support for all of the major music streaming apps including Spotify, Google Play Music, and Tune-in radio.

Google highlighted three speakers that will carry Google Assistant: the Zolo Mojo from popular accessories maker Anker, the TicHome Mini from Chinese manufacturer Mobvoi, and Panasonic's SC-GA10. Anker says it will be available in "late October".

The stylish speaker is house in a sleek aluminium case which has a fine, fabric mesh overlay. This is not a portable speaker as far as I know, but is supposed to produce sound in the Hi-Fi arena, while sporting "high-class" design in either white or black. The company has not revealed the pricing yet.

All three of these upcoming home speakers will be powered by Google Assistant. It is small in size and is priced under $100. On top, there's an action button, volume controls, power button, and a microphone mute key. Hooked up to WiFi, the 2,600 mAh battery should last for up to six hours. "We are excited to become the first parcel delivery company in the United Kingdom to complete this integration and we look forward to unveiling even more exciting solutions in the near future". With Google Home, you can make free voice calls with it.

What do you think about more devices adding Google Assistant support?

Google on Wednesday at the sidelines of the IFA 2017 announced that its virtual assistant will no longer be exclusive to the company's Google Home smart speaker. The company said more devices carrying the digital helper would be announced at the IFA tech show occurring this week in Berlin. "Ok Google, are my clothes clean?" or "is the laundry done?" Google is also working on partnering with a bunch of home automation systems for Google Assistant; these include Honeywell, Netatmo and TP-Link.

We're going to have to wait to see how well and smoothly these appliances work with Google Assistant.

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