Google Assistant Compatible Devices Triples In 4 Months
- Author: Joey Payne May 04, 2018,
May 04, 2018, 9:53
And it's now working with Dish to integrate the Hopper receivers with the Assistant, so that you can say things like, "Hey Google, switch to AMC" through either your phone or a Google Home device.
The number of devices that are compatible with Google Assistant have grown exponentially in the past four months from 1,500 to 5,000.
Google is working hard to improve compatibility for existing devices as well.
"Rolling out this month, DISH's Hopper family of receivers will work with the Google Assistant, so people in millions of USA homes can operate their TV using their voice and a Google Assistant device". The company has also revealed that it's working with its partners to bring the Assistant to the next-generation of TVs that will be available later this year.
Notable new integrations include Google control over the DISH Hopper receivers, so that you can say "Hey Google, play [channel] on the Hopper", and it'll tune your TV to the right channel. These devices include smart lights, smart switches, thermostats, smart locks, security systems, doorbells, fans and much more. Google is also updating commands for the Logitech Harmony hubs, so you can use better voice commands for anything that's integrated with your A/V system.
Google Assistant is also compatible with over one million "actions", which are things that it can do. Google Assistant now works with ADT, First Alert, and Vivin Smart Home home security services.
In addition, Google Assistant supports smart door locks from August and Schlageand Panasonic's home security cameras. You can do this with your smart speaker like the Google Home Mini, or with the Google Assistant app on your smartphone, turning your phone into your own personal home control hub even when you're away from home.
Assistant now supports essentially all the major brands, Google announced in a blog post.