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Google Assistant now connects to over 5000 smart home devices

Google Assistant now connects to over 5000 smart home devices

Google Assistant powers the Google Home much the same way Amazon's Alexa powers the Amazon Echo, although Amazon still works with more smart home gadgets. 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.

With the Google Assistant we're working to make this experience a lot better, so you can easily control all the devices and appliances in your home with just your voice. 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. Entertainment queries and commandsincreased more than 400 percent in the last six months. And we're working closely with partners to build the Assistant into the next generation of TVs available later this year.

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As of today, the Google Assistant can control 5,000 smart home devices, which Google says includes cameras, dishwashers, doorbells, dryers, lights, plugs, thermostats, security systems, switches, vacuums, washers, fans, locks, sensors, heaters, AC units, air purifiers, refrigerators, and ovens.

That's a considerable increase over the past few months given the fact that it was only compatible with some 1,500 smart home devices in January this year. "That includes cameras, dishwashers, doorbells, dryers, lights, plugs, thermostats, security systems, switches, vacuums, washers, fans, locks, sensors, heaters, AC units, air purifiers, refrigerators, ovens ... we can keep on going!"

Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox, 5/2/2018 Prediction & Odds
The Royals are glad to have Salvador Perez back in the lineup after he missed the first three weeks of the season due to injury. The first-place Boston Red Sox will host the Kansas City Royals in the series finale Wednesday afternoon from Fenway Park .

Google also revealed in its blog post this morning that one of the most popular ways that people use Assistant is to watch movies and shows on TV and for music playback. 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.

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