Google and Amazon have been locking horns over the past couple of years to get the most recognition for their respective CES digital assistants. As part of its CES announcement, Google has revealed a range of new and future Google Assistant apps.
The feature includes the ability to schedule actions, a new Read It command which dictates text content such as news in a more natural voice, features such as sticky notes and speed dial.And as a standard with Google, most of those options won’t be available right away, but later in the year.
The other most integration in this year will be using Assistant to turn on the Philips Hue HDMI Sync Box to synchronize your Philips Hue smart lights with your TV.
Here’s the complete list of Google’s launch grab-bag apps and integrations.
- Simply say, Hey Google, it wasn’t for you to ignore something misinterpreted by Google Assistant.
- When you set up a new device using the Android companion app of the user, Google Assistant can walk you through the process. It will even help you log in with your credentials from Google.
- You will be able to turn compatible devices on or off ahead of time in advance.
- You can delete past activities or history. For eg: just say Hey Google, delete everything I said to you this week.” to clear past week’s activity.
- You can control AC units, air purifiers, bathtubs, coffee makers, vacuums and more through the Google Home app.
- Google assistant will be built-on in more devices. The list includes Samsung smart TVs and smart displays, speakers, headphones and soundbars from Acer, Aftershokz, Anker Innovations, Belkin, Cleer, Harman Kardon, Konka, JBL, Lenovo, Philips, Seiki and LG.
- You can leave digital sticky notes on Smart Display.
- An option for speed dial on Google assistant Smart Display. If you have duplicate entries like Tom and Tom uncle in your list, Then in this case the speaker would ask which Tom when you just utter ‘Tom’.