Google Assistant coming to more smart speakers, washing machines, and vacuums

Sep 01, 2017, 02:01
Google Assistant coming to more smart speakers, washing machines, and vacuums

The powerful Google Assistant is expanding to home appliances and speakers, Google announced on Wednesday.

The company revealed it partnered with Anker, Mobvoi, and Panasonic so that Google Assistant will be built directly into new speakers.

The news comes ahead of the worldwide consumer electronics event IFA which will be held between September 1 and September 6 in Berlin, Germany.

Google announced at Google I/O in May that it was going to bring the Google Assistant to devices manufactured by Polk Audio, B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen, Sony and others over time.

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In the next few days we'll see these teased products be announced. On a smaller scale, this is very similar to the Android strategy used by the Google with the third party companies. If you're expecting guests and need the floor cleaned, you can say, "OK, Google, start vacuuming". Amazon has licensed its voice technology to a wide range of consumer electronics companies, and the company's Alexa assistant has been integrated into everything from cheap $50 speakers to auto dashboards and wireless headphones.

The voice assistant from Google's Home smart speaker has been unleashed in third-party devices, with the launch of a new product from Panasonic that promises better sound quality. The last announcement we have today about Google Assistant being embedded into a number of LG appliances later this year. And, aside from featuring Google Assistant, this speaker from Anker also has Google Cast in addition to WiFi and Bluetooth. With the integration of voice assistant, users can ask questions like "Ok Google, is the laundry done?".

You get an Echo Dot-like design with buttons on top as well as a strap to easily carry the TicHome Mini with you everywhere. It's an intelligent voice platform that will work with both the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa-as made possible by the SmartThinQ Hub. Indeed, Google has confirmed that smart appliances should soon begin to respond to the "Ok Google" trigger phrase, so that you'll be able to do things like start washing cycles by voice. This is meant to broaden the consumer base of each digital assistant.

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