Published: Fri, May 04, 2018
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Google Assistant is Now Compatible with Over 5000 Devices

Google Assistant is Now Compatible with Over 5000 Devices

It has announced this morning that Assistant is now compatible with more than 5,000 smart home devices. These devices include smart lights, smart switches, thermostats, smart locks, security systems, doorbells, fans and much more.

Days ahead of its I/O developer conference, Google has provided an update about how far Assistant has come since debuting two years ago.

The company also highlighted a few new brands that will soon work with Google Assistant.

We're also helping you control set top boxes and remotes with the Google Assistant.

"Just say "Hey Google, play ESPN on the Hopper" to your Google Assistant and your TV will automatically tune to the right channel". Google Assistant now works with ADT, First Alert, and Vivin Smart Home home security services.

Millions of people control their home entertainment components using Google Assistant and Android TV with their smart TVs to watch television and listento music.

All the Google Home integrations are wrapped up in the existing Explore page, so if you have smart stuff in your house and you'd prefer to control it with your voice rather than your smartphone, it's worth checking what's compatible. 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. In the coming months, the company plans to add compatibility with ADT lights, Xiaomi lights, Hunter Douglas window treatments, Hisense Portable AC and Dehumidifiers, Arlo security cameras, and a wide range of LG appliances.

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. We recently announced support for IKEA lights and Deutsche Telekom's Magenta hub which enables dozens of devices to be controlled by Google Assistant.

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