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New devices and more: This year’s Google Assistant stores content
Google Assistant is your personal Google. It lets you talk and ask everything in the sun, and most importantly, wherever you are, from home or on the go. Over the past year, we’ve been working hard to get aides to use more devices in more places, and more than 400 million devices are now available.
Tuesday marked the beginning of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, where we’ll be showcasing some of the exciting things we store in 2018. So if you are at CES, stop at the Google Assistant Playground (Central Square-21). it has started!
Google Assistant provides you with a relaxing, hands-free way to control your home, whether it’s helping you to dim the lights on a comfortable couch or play dinner party playlists. It’s already reaching out to speakers like Google Home, Mini and Max. In fact, we’ve sold more than one Google Home every second since Google Home Mini shipped in October. We are excited about the many people around us and we are helping this helper – this week we announced our aides come from new voice-activated speakers such as Altec Lansing, Anker Innovations, Bang & Olufsen, Braven, iHome. JBL, Jensen, LG, Klipsch, Knit Audio, Memorex, RIVA Audio and SōLIS.
But there are times when the screen will make the assistant more helpful, just like you need to learn how to cut the pineapple, the best way is to watch the video. Today, we announce that the assistant is coming to the smart display. These new devices have a Google Assistant built into them and have the added benefit of a touch screen to help you do even more. You can watch videos on YouTube, make video calls with Google Duo, find photos from Google Photos, and more. You can also get suggestions for your favorite content on the home screen.
Last year, we brought Android TV Device Assistant, including the NVIDIA SHIELD TV and Sony’s Android TV, so you can find the latest blockbuster, buy snacks and set the perfect movie ambient lighting on Google Express. We will continue to launch AirTV Player, Bouygues Telecom, LG U +, TCL, Skyworth, Xiaomi and other existing Android TV’s assistant. This week, Changhong, Element, Funai, Haier, Hisense and Westinghouse are using Google assistant to launch the new Android TV. In addition, we work closely with LG to integrate assistants into LG TV’s new product lines in the coming months.
And, Google Assistant helps make your home smarter on all devices. The associate now works with more than 225 home control brands and more than 1500 devices, including a new batch of equipment from Abode, Crestron, Gourmia, Insteon, Kohler and Yonomi. With these integrations, millions of smart home devices are connected to assistants monthly, keeping you in control whether you want to heat your room, check your clothing, or lock your back door.
In your cellphone and earphone
The Google Assistant is for your Android phone, iPhone, and headsets to help you travel. This week we announce more headphones on the road from Jaybird, JBL, LG and Sony in the coming year. These headsets are optimized for the Google Assistant; once you pair them with your phone, you can tap the phone with just a touch of an earbud, whether you want to skip a track to listen to the next song To notice, or listen to and reply to your message.
In your car
Android cars can buy tens of millions of cars on more than 400 models of over 40 brands, including Ford, GM, Nissan, Volkswagen and Volvo. With the assistant in Android Auto, you can listen to playlists from apps like Spotify or Google Play Music, get fast directions from Google Maps or Waze, and send or receive messages via services like WhatsApp. Shortly afterwards, you can use SpotHero to book a parking spot or order your favorite Starbucks handmade drink or food from the curb.
You can use the assistant in Android Auto on your car display by connecting your Android phone to a supported car – or you can use it on any car’s phone screen. We are working with car manufacturers to integrate assistants directly into their cars – without any phone calls.
You can also check the fuel level, lock the door, and more by using the assistant on your phone, speaker or TV. BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai already have this feature and today we announce it will come from Kia and Fiat Chrysler cars.
This is our news today. We are just a few days in the new year and continue to make assistants more helpful and more availability no matter what device you use. We can not wait to see what your assistant did this year.