Google Assistant coming to more speakers and appliances soon

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Additional speakers and supported appliances will be available in the coming months.

At IFA in Berlin, Google is announcing some of the newest products to include Google Assistant, or Google Assistant support. 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.

Some of the first speakers to include Google Assistant built in are the Zolo Mojo, the TicHome Mini, and the Panasonic SC-GA10, all of which should be available in the coming months. While Google explains that availability will be different for each speaker, most will be available in US, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, and France. Users will be able to interact with the Assistant as they would on their phone, Google Home, or Android Wear device, now simply on a wider variety of hardware. Ask any questions you may have, or utilize any of the other Assistant features available across any of the Assistant-enabled devices in your home.

Major appliances will be rolling out soon with Google Assistant support as well. LG is one of the manufacturers called out specifically for adding this type of control to some upcoming appliances, but it was hinted that other OEMs will be on board as well. These smart appliances will connect to your Google Assistant-enabled devices, and allow for control or status updates through those devices. Your assistant will be able to turn on your washing machine, or tell you whether or not your clothes in the dryer are dry, kick off your robotic vacuum cleaner with voice commands, or any number of other supported commands.

Google Assistant also still supports a wide variety of home automation and smart home devices including products from Honeywell, Netatmo, TP-Link, and Wemo, with more on the way. Google has said they’ll continue to update the page in the source link below as more products with Assistant support are announced, so keep an eye on their blog post as IFA continues for more information.

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