During the ongoing IFA 2017 expo, Google announced that the Assistant will soon be making its way to brands other than Google. Not just limited to smartphones or smart speakers. Google is looking forward to extending its AI to other gadgets including home appliances for a more connected experience.
With this, third-party device makers would be able to bake in ‘Ok Google’ functionality in their devices.
Starting with speakers as we saw with Panasonic GA10, Google Assistant will come to other device and will bring a host of new features. These features are only limited to the device makers imagination. The full functionality of the Assistant has been offered through this update
With the Assistant on speakers, you can ask questions (“Ok Google, how far away is the moon?”), keep up with your schedule (“Ok Google, tell me about my day”), control your smart home (“Ok Google, dim the living room lights”) and more, said Google in its official post.
Not Just for Speakers
Google is not limiting the Assistant just to the speakers but is open to other appliances as well. Going forward, users would be able to simply command their washing machines or their microwave ovens to do as the owner desires with a voice command.
you’ll be able to control your appliances, including washers, dryers, vacuums and more
“Starting later this year, with manufacturers like LG, you’ll be able to control your appliances, including washers, dryers, vacuums and more from your Assistant on your smart speaker, Android phone or iPhone” added Google.