Google has also partnered with the manufacturers like LG for integration with appliances. The other third party speakers which will get Google Assistant include the Panasonic GA10 and the TicHome Mini whose launch is likely to be in the offing.
The news comes ahead of the worldwide consumer electronics event IFA which will be held between September 1 and September 6 in Berlin, Germany.
Available in Australia, US, Canada, Germany and France, the following speakers will receive Google Assistant, thereby giving them the functionality of Google Home.
Google has stated that its Assistant is coming to more devices.
The Google Assistant is ready to take the next step towards home tech saturation.
At IFA this week, the firm has announced that it would be bringing Google Assistant to more speakers and Homepod like devices. Need to clean up? A command like "OK Google wash the dishes" might start your washing machine. With the integration of voice assistant, users can ask questions like "Ok Google, is the laundry done?". The JBL LINK series of speakers will still get all the updates and all the features that the standard Google Home would get, you'll just enjoy even better sounding audio. Battery-powered and capable of functioning without being plugged in, the TicHome Mini also comes with an interchangeable strap that makes for easy carrying or hanging around the house. Google has noted that several manufacturers including LG are working on integrating Assistant in appliances, including washers, dryers, vacuums and more. Now while some music services are compatible with Google Home or Google Assistant, you can still use those that are not, by using Bluetooth. The company will during the trade show, announce a number of new products that have the Assistant built into them, as well as products that work with the Assistant. Tying into the home, you could also talk to the Assistant to dim room lights, adjust volumes, temperatures, and so on and so forth.
Google's larger strategy here seems to be following in the footsteps of Amazon and its rival Alexa assistant.