Google Assistant is coming to more devices, including speakers and appliances

Google says the Assistant today already supports more than 70 home automation manufacturers, including Honeywell, Netatmo, TP-Link and Wemo. Anker is also behind the Alexa-enabled Eufy Genie, which retails for under $35. They're competing to becoming the primary voice operating system, and want to see their assistants in other devices like cars, thermostats and other products.

With these speakers, you'll be able to interact with them just like you would a Google Home. With the smart speaker, Panasonic is trying to emphasize on its music playing capabilities. Anker will release it in October. Although details are still thin, LG said users of these appliances will get voice control through Google Assistant on Android, iOS, or a smart speaker.

Google Assistant may have had a slow start since it was launched, but the company has been slowly growing and expanding its 3rd-party support. Again, more appliance hardware partners for Assistant, besides LG, are expected to be revealed in the future. The Panasonic SC-GA10's unique selling point is its audio quality.


Additionally he stated that Panasonic's existing relationship with Google made them a more natural partner for a first smart speaker. While other smart speaker companies are coming at it from backgrounds in rugged portable Bluetooth speakers, Panasonic's history is more high-end, and the acoustic quality shows.

There are two 20mm soft-dome tweeters placed at 45 degrees, which gives a full 180-degree sound field.

In other words: They work just like a Google Home. These speakers will be coming out later this year and while availability may differ by device, most will be available in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and France. Already available on select Android phones as well as Google Home speakers, iPhones, Android Wear devices, and Google Allo, you're about to see Google Assistant on a wider variety of speakers and appliances. Google says that Assistant support will let people simply say, "Ok Google, start vacuuming" or, "Ok Google, is the laundry done?" to get chores done quickly.


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