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.
At Google I/O 2019 earlier this week, Google announced that they will be upgrading Google Assistant where it will be much faster compared to previous generations of the software. If you were hoping to get your hands on the upgraded Google Assistant, then you might be interested to learn that you might have to buy the Pixel 4 to get it.
It goes without saying that Google Assistant is one of the best voice assistants on the market right now. The company continues to improve its digital assistant with new features, some of which were unveiled at I/O 2019 yesterday. Google also keeps increasing the list of supported languages to enable more people to talk to Assistant in their native language. Vietnamese is the latest addition to that list.
Google Assistant is one of the better voice assistants out there and the company today unveiled some major improvements for it. Dubbed the next generation Assistant, it’s a substantial improvement over the Assistant that’s already available on more than a billion devices in more than 30 languages across 80 countries. The company has been working to make the Assistant the fastest and most natural way of getting things done.
Google Assistant has a neat little feature called “Tell Me A Story” which will make story time with your kids more fun. This feature was previously limited to the Assistant on Google Home devices but the company is now expanding it to smartphones just in time for National Tell a Story Day.
At the moment, most of the major tech companies have their own digital voice assistants. Amazon has Alexa, Apple has Siri, Google has Google Assistant, Microsoft has Cortana, and Samsung has Bixby. Unsurprisingly, Facebook now wants in on the action and according to a report from CNBC, they have heard from their sources that the company is indeed developing its own voice assistant software.
Some of you may have already predicted that this would happen and now Google has confirmed that to be true. Google Assistant will show ads in some answers, they will be the same kind of ads that you would find in a normal Google search. They have been rolled out for the personal assistant as part of an update which brings new answer styles and more interactive elements.
Walmart today announced that it’s making grocery shopping easier for its customers in the United States. The company has teamed up with Google to roll out a new voice ordering feature called Walmart Voice Order. It works with Google Assistant-powered platforms so ordering stuff from Walmart is as easy as giving a voice command to the Assistant.
In the early days of digital assistants, whenever you wanted to ask the digital assistant something new, you’d have to launch it again. This is very unnatural because in real life, do you keep calling out your friend’s name whenever you have a conversation? Chances are you don’t, which is why many digital assistants still feel quite unnatural even until this day.
We’ve seen how Google has been slowly introducing Google Assistant to its various apps and services, such as Google Maps. Now it seems that Google is expanding Assistant’s availability to Android Messages where it will enhance the chatting experience through features such as movie suggestions, restaurants, and the weather.
When Samsung introduced a dedicated Bixby button on its smartphones, many users were initially ticked off by it simply because they could not remap it. Now it seems that Google wants something similar as well because at MWC 2019, Google has announced that several Android handset makers will be launching phones with dedicated Google Assistant buttons.