Google Announces Three Assistant-Compatible Third-Party Speakers

Google Assistant Is Coming to a Bunch of New Speakers
Google Assistant is coming to more smart speakers
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31 August, 2017

Another speaker due out this year with Google Assistant support is the Zolo Mojo from Anker. What you share with the Assistant is up to you, "and the more you use it, the more useful it gets".

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

The GA10 from Panasonic is scheduled to be released in early 2018.

Therefore, Panasonic reckoned that it made sense to design them with music in mind.

From the start, we've believed that your Google Assistant should be available wherever you need help, and that's why it's already on Google Home, eligible Android phones, iPhones, Google Allo and Android Wear.

Google is also at IFA 2017 and is announcing an updated presence of its Google Assistant. The speaker looks like any other speaker that you might find for your TV or stereo.

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In the next few days we'll see these teased products be announced.

Thankfully, first impressions suggest that the speaker is capable of a level of audio quality that's a real step above the stock smart speaker options from Amazon and Google.

Google announced that it's dramatically expanding the number of places its virtual assistant is available. That way your Assistant will be able to distinguish your voice from your roommate or partner.

The companies aren't just interested in selling speakers.

In other words: They work just like a Google Home.

Amazon opened up Alexa to third-party developers a year ago, resulting in a series of products powered by the retailer's digital assistant. Google Home may have launched later than the Amazon Echo, but it has gained ground remarkably quickly, and he was confident that it would be the one to stand the test of time. But all these speakers feature built-in far-field microphones so that they can detect voices from across the room and be activated as soon as they hear the "OK Google" wake phrase. If it all goes through smoothly, Google Assistant will soon be scheduling your sprinklers, turning on the slow cooker, and other appliances around your home. Apple's Siri-based smart speaker HomePod is expected later this year.


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