Adding Google Assistant integration makes them more practical to integrate into an existing setup, helping you make more rooms smart-controlled for cheap.
Starting at the top, Google has announced that Google Assistant can now connect with more than 5,000 devices around the home, a more than three-fold increase from the 1,500 it could connect with in January.
Turn your living room into a smart entertainment center One of the most popular ways people use the Google Assistant in their homes is to watch movies and shows on their TV and play music. 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.
"Rolling out this month, DISH's Hopper family of receivers will work with the Google Assistant, so people in millions of US homes can operate their TV using their voice and a Google Assistant device". And we're working closely with partners to build the Assistant into the next generation of TVs available later this year.More news: Russian jet intercept 'unprofessional'
When the Assistant controls a Nest Hello doorbell, you can configure the connection to send a chime alert to your smart speaker or phone.
Amazon doesn't offer exact information on the number of devices that support the Alexa assistant, so it's hard to truly compare which platform is making the most progress.
Google said it now has connection compatibility with all major connected device manufacturers in the U.S. The smart home component hookup list, which is still growing, includes cameras, doorbells, locks, sensors, lights, power plugs, thermostats, security systems, and switches. Just yesterday, the company announced that it's opening a new investment program for early-stage startups to help in broadening Google Assistant's features.
The company also highlighted a few new brands that will soon work with Google Assistant.