Watch your step Siri and Alexa, Google Assistant is building a path to our homes and vehicles
The new year is full of potential and promises. Especially if you are using Google Home and it virtual assistant. If you are one of the owners – or you want to become one – then Google has announced that it will bring Google Assistant to TVs, Android smartwatches and in cars.
According to a blog post by Google the Assistant was created in order to “get things done across a number of different places, contexts and situations”. So, the company chose the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to share the update
The first stop for Google Assistant the Android TV in the months to come. With the upcoming update on supported TVs and set-top boxes powered by Android TV, you’ll be able to ask the Google Assistant for help. The next thing is to pick the content you love, faster than ever, on the best screen in your house. You just ask the Google Assistant and forget about typing. Now that’s an assistant i like to have.
Google Assistant on Android TV can help you with many tasks, such as play content or discover new things to watch on YouTube. Ask about summaries and get information about movies and TV shows. And right before the show set the right mood and adjust the lights.
Also, in the upcoming months, Google Assistant on Android TV will come to the NVIDIA SHIELD, along with all Android TVs in the US running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat, such as the AirTV Player, Sharp Aquos, Sony Bravia, Xiaomi Mi Box, and more.
But, TVs won’t be the only one to get the Assistant treatment. Smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0, Android-powered in-car infotainment systems and many other types of devices through the Embedded Google Assistant SDK.
More Actions on Google
Last month the company announced Actions on Google, the developer platform for the Google Assistant. And it seems that there will be a number of services available for Google Home. Visitors at CES in Las Vegas will have the opportunity to hear some of the integrations such as Daimler and Hyundai.
Google says that there will be more updates regarding Google home and its virtual assistant. Are we going to see an upgraded hardware? Who knows! We have more that 350 days to find out.