Google Assistant voice control coming to TV services

Google Assistant voice control coming to TV services

Google Assistant voice control coming to TV services

At the Consumer Electronics Show yesterday, Amazon announced that Toyota will be the latest and largest automaker to integrate Alexa into its cars.

According to the company, Alexa riding with Toyota and Lexus auto owners will open doors of possibilities to the latter, and allow them to carry out tasks even on the road. Smart displays are essentially speakers with tablet-like displays that can play music, control your smart home and provide visuals as well.

Meanwhile Amazon is spreading Alexa far and wide to all sorts of different products that you would not typically associate with digital assistants like bathroom mirrors, shower heads, mesh routers, headphones, TV, navigation devices and even Windows computers. "We're pleased to be working with the Google Assistant to offer our customers the ability to control Hopper's video experiences through the Assistant on speakers and phones". Along with these devices also a list "smart displays" were displayed. JBL comes in second, with their Link View Smart Display. Google is looking to nab more of that real estate as well. Today, Lenovo has introduced its new Smart Display which is equipped with some of the most advanced technical features including Google's own, Voice Assistant. The front-facing camera will come in handy for video calling, using Google Duo. Some could only be controlled by Alexa from another device, but most had some version of the voice assistant built right in.

So folks, that's what all about the new Smart Display from Lenovo powered by Google Assistant. Regarding the device specifications LG hasn't spoken a lot. Google's long-term aim seems to be about making it possible for Assistant users to purchase things online, which remains a unique selling point for Amazon's Alexa. We would get to see some more smart displays from various giants in the coming days. JBL tends to be a little more premium, so if I'd assume we'll end up in the $300 range, but we'll keep an ear out.

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