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Google mulls Assistant shopping in war with Alexa

Dish Network DVR Google Assistant support will bring Hands Free TV Google mulls Assistant shopping in war with Alexa
Kayla Schwartz | 13 January, 2018, 15:05

Only Siri missed out on the party, though Apple's assistant tends to be more of a lone wolf, anyway. Rather, both recognize that in order for their voice assistants to be everywhere, they need to be in everything.

The LG Smart Ecosystem has been contributing to the smart home industry in many ways.

When Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) launched its first smart speaker, the Echo, back in late 2014, its smart voice assistant platform was confined exclusively to its own devices. This week, we saw the Jabra Elite Active 65t wireless earbuds, which have Alexa built-in. It's also why the companies are furiously racing to sign up Alexa and Google Assistant partners.

First, Toyota announced that 2018 Toyota models equipped with the Toyota Entune 3.0 app suite and 2018 Lexus models equipped with the Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 will feature Amazon Alexa integration.

The idea is for Google to remain competitive with Amazon's Alexa. Microsoft has announced that its voice-based digital assistant is here to stay.

Orioles and Manny Machado avoid arbitration
Right-hander Kevin Gausman and second baseman Jonathan Schoop are Baltimore's only arbitration-eligible players without deals. Arizona was fourth in the NL in runs scored last season, and they finished second with a.445 slugging percentage.

Nonetheless, Google Assistant powered devices were at least in evidence in more water-tight areas of the show. Someone, it seems, forgot to ask the Assistant for a weather forecast in CES week, and torrential rains on Tuesday forced the Google tent - which proved not to be waterproof in several places - to close.

It has an 8-inch display and 10-watt stereo speakers, and JBL's experience means the Link View could be the best-sounding hub of the bunch - although we suspect LG will have something to say about that. In a connected home, appliances can speak to each other and you can control them all with your voice.

The company is reportedly working on a redesigned Google Store with Assistant-powered devices at the heart of its online platform, reports Bloomberg.

But, oddly enough, we may not even have to make a choice between assistants. In the meantime, CES 2018 might be filled with smart products until its final day.

The report suggested that Amazon and Google had embarked on a market share contest over the festive season, heavily discounting their smart speakers (in particular their smallest speakers) to the extreme that each sale may have actually resulted in a loss of a few dollars per unit.

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