Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Google launches a new directory to help you discover Assistant action

The Latest: Got batteries? Outage stalls giant tech show Google launches a new directory to help you discover Assistant action
Troy Mann | 10 January, 2018, 11:13

Sony announced a bunch of new headphones at CES 2018, including a pair of truly wireless in-ears that will eventually get support for Google Assistant.

The virtual assistant, which is already available on the Google Home, Mini, and Max, is coming to new speakers from Altec Lansing, Anker Innovations, Bang & Olufsen, Braven, iHome, JBL, Jensen, LG, Klipsch, Knit Audio, Memorex, RIVA Audio, and SoLIS, Scott Huffman, VP of engineering for Google Assistant, wrote in a blog post. For many users, that means they use their Google Home or Alexa to set a few timers and maybe play music, without ever realizing what else they can do.

Google is really betting high on its Google Assistant, which is now available on nearly any contemporary Android device, a ton of existing and new smart speakers, and soon coming to an automobile near you. Up until today, finding out what Google Assistant can go hasn't been easy. And that Assistant works with over 1,500 smart devices from over 200 brands, with more on the way. The addition of Google Assistant with Insteon product helps customers to manage lighting inside their home or office irrespective of the device.

Google launches a new directory to help you discover Assistant action

Developers that create apps for Google Assistant build actions into these apps, expanding the capabilities of the Assistant and making it more useful for users.

"Our tendency is to start from the other side and say let's have a setting that is like "Turn them all on or off", and in some sense see who complains and see what categories people want". Apparently, the previous implementation was just a simpler voice search.

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