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Google brings voice assistant to speaker screens

Google brings voice assistant to speaker screens Google brings voice assistant to speaker screens
Frank Williams | 10 January, 2018, 05:13

Drivers can use voice commands to activate Google Maps, Waze, Spotify, Google Play Music, WhatsApp, or other features you'd use on your smartphone when not driving.

Asking Alexa or Google Assistant to find certain content or pause playback are examples that immediately spring to mind for most, but TiVo's vision for smart home integration takes things a step further. It will also be possible to watch YouTube videos, an exclusive difference from Amazon's devices since, in an ongoing feud, Google has blocked YouTube playback on the Echo Show and Echo Spot. The Google Assistant is also coming to automobiles via Android Auto, as well as direct integration through vehicle manufacturers like Kia. These include up to $200 of Google Cloud Credit a month, Google Assistant T-shirt, and even a Google Home. It's still pretty uncommon for higher-end audio companies to include Google Assistant, which is why seeing Klipsch incorporate it is notable.

Devices with "smart displays" (see video below) will come from JBL, Lenovo, LG and Sony. In addition to existing offerings from Sony and NVIDIA, introduced previous year, makers including TCL, Element, Hisense, Westinghouse and LG will be integrating the Google Assistant in new or existing Android TV models.

It shows what questions you can ask and what platform it is available.

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Echo Show now costs $229.99 and has a 7-inch touchscreen.

Also, Sony and other brands have announced that a number of their older headphones will gain Google Assistant functionality, proving that these virtual voice assistants are going to become truly pervasive. Not only will the company host an exhibit called the Google Assistant Playground, but it has Assistant-related advertisements plastered on Las Vegas' monorail and on the casino-ridden strip. Even Amazon, whose Alexa platform dominated CES in 2017, didn't have a physical presence at the show - numerous Alexa-related announcements came from partners like Whirlpool, GE, and Dish, which shared details on how the virtual helper is being integrated into their products.

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