Google Assistant is Now Compatible with Over 5000 Devices

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Once Google Assistant compatibility arrives for these devices, users will be able to control all of the devices through Google Assistant voice commands on their Android phones or Google Home speakers. Media and entertainment queries such as "play SportCenter" have surged 400 percent in the past six months, according to the company.

"Rolling out this month, DISH's Hopper family of receivers will work with the Google Assistant, so people in millions of USA homes can operate their TV using their voice and a Google Assistant device".

In Australia, more and more sound brands are integrating the Google Assistant into their products, including JBL, Sony, Panasonic and Klipsch.

While we're not really getting smart Security Systems here in Australia as yet, when they do start arriving Google Assistant will be ready to power a host of them including systems from ADT, First Alert, Vivint Smart Home and of course the Nest Hello Doorbell. Now, Google is taking the time to announce new features and discuss the progress it's made with Assistant, revealing it works with more than 5,000 devices, up from only 1,500 at the beginning of the year.

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.

Just how many devices is that?

To make Google Assistant better, the company has announced a new investment programme for early-stage startups to build an enhanced digital assistant ecosystem. Our partners are continuing to add even more devices that work with the Google Assistant across the home in the coming months, including ADT lights and thermostat, Xiaomi lights, Hunter Douglas window treatments, Hisense's H9E Plus and H9100E Plus TVs, Portable AC and Dehumidifiers, Arlo security cameras, and new LG appliances, which include everything from air purifiers to TVs.

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