If you’re a Google One subscriber, you might want to check your emails because according to reports, it looks like Google is giving away free Google Home Minis to subscribers of its One service. Some users are reporting that they have received emails informing them of the giveaway, but it should be pointed out that you can go to your Google One account to access the redemption code to get […]
The Google Assistant is already available on a wide variety of devices and it can help you get a lot of stuff done with just your voice commands. Add surfing through the list of TV shows or movies to that as well. The Google Assistant is now available on the Dish Hopper family of receivers. It will enable users to find their content faster using nothing but voice commands.
It was reported yesterday how contractors hired by Google are listening to recordings of conversations that users have had with the Google Assistant. The report mentions that some of these recordings were captured even when the user hadn’t said the “Hey Google” trigger phrase. Google has now commented on the matter through a post on its official blog.
While Google asserts that they do not listen to users through their Google Assistant-enabled devices, it turns out that the company has kept recordings of your conversations with Google Assistant, and that apparently there are contractors hired by Google who are actually listening to them.
Google Assistant isn’t just present in Android TV-powered smart TVs. It’s also available on third-party platforms such as the recent smart TVs from LG. So while Assistant is understandably the most capable on Google’s own platforms, it works well on others as well. Those who own such a device will now be happy to find out that Google Assistant has picked up support for Italian and Japanese on devices that […]
It has been a few weeks since Google Assistant arrived on Sonos. However, it was only available to Sonos owners in the United States. That changes today. It has been confirmed that Google Assistant on Sonos is now expanding to more countries, six to be precise. To that end, a software update is being rolled out which adds Assistant to Sonos in these markets.
Earlier this year at CES 2019, KitchenAid announced a couple of smart home gadgets. One of the devices announced was a smart display and the other was a smart oven called the SmartOven+. For those who are interested in the smart oven, you’ll be pleased to learn that the device is now available for purchase, if you’re willing to spend $3,199.
Do you have difficulty remembering where you’ve parked? If you do, you’re not alone, especially if you’re somewhere you’re not too familiar with. However, thanks to technology, remembering where we’ve parked is pretty easy. In fact, it seems that Google Assistant will now be able to remember where you’ve parked automatically.
Smart Display assistants have pushed the boundaries farther than “speaker assistants” and are great for the living room, office, or kitchen. However, the bedroom is the next frontier, and, in that location, smart clocks seem like the most convenient form smart assistant can take.
One of the things Google has been working on over the years is to make its products and services easy to use and indispensable. What we’ve seen Google do is try to make all kinds of information readily available right from the jump, thus saving users precious time when they are browsing the web.
Bose launched a smart home speaker and two soundbars last year. They featured Alexa integration out of the box which led to the question whether the company would eventually add support for other digital assistants as well. The question has been offered in the affirmative as these devices have indeed received support for the Google Assistant.
These days with the rise of digital assistants, it seems that headphone makers are starting to throw more support behind them. For example, a couple of years ago, Bose launched a new pair of headphones that came with support for Google Assistant. If Google Assistant is your preferred assistant of choice, then you might want to check out B&O’s latest offering.
Sonos had initially confirmed Google Assistant support for its Sonos One speaker when it was launched in October 2017. The digital assistant was also to be supported on the Sonos Beam smart speaker. It has taken a considerable amount of time for this to happen but as promised by the company last week, the Google Assistant is now available on the Sonos One and Beam smart speakers.
Sonos has been beta testing Google Assistant support for some of its smart speakers for a few months now. It’s finally done with that and will now be rolling out support for the digital personal assistant to compatible models for all users. The company has confirmed that the Sonos One and Sonos Beam smart speakers will receive support for Google Assistant next week.