Google Assistant Compatible Devices Triples In 4 Months
May 04, 2018, 09:54
Many people also use Google Assistant with Chromecast to turn any television set into a smart TV. Entertainment queries and commandsincreased more than 400 percent in the last six months. You can even use Assistant to control some robotic vacuum cleaners.
"Over the past year, we've made great progress ensuring that the Google Assistant can work with all types of connected devices, and now every major device brand works with the Assistant in the U.S.", Google's Michele Turner writes. The company announced today that Google Assistant is now able to work with 5,000 smart home devices. Google said it is working with television manufacturers to build Google Assistant into the next generation of TVs launching later this year. Rolling out this month, DISH's Hopper family of receivers will work with the Google Assistant, so people in millions of US homes can operate their TV using their voice and a Google Assistant device. "The new, simplified voice commands will let you go directly to your favorite channels, control volume, or pause a show", Google said.
In Australia, more and more sound brands are integrating the Google Assistant into their products, including JBL, Sony, Panasonic and Klipsch. Since January 2018 the Google Assistant connection list grew quickly from 1,500 devices.
Just how many devices is that? These devices include smart lights, smart switches, thermostats, smart locks, security systems, doorbells, fans and much more.
While we're not really getting smart Security Systems here in Australia as yet, when they do start arriving Google Assistant will be ready to power a host of them including systems from ADT, First Alert, Vivint Smart Home and of course the Nest Hello Doorbell.
Google also announced that it plans to fund early-stage startups to advance what digital assistants can do.
Give it a try today-check out all the ways the Assistant can help you in the home.
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