DISH Adding Google Assistant Voice Commands

Camille Francis
January 12, 2018

Of course, people won't be talking about the condition of relations between Alexa and Cortana almost as much as they will be talking about voice-activated toilets.

These include speak Music's $69 Muse and Anker's $50 plug-and-play Bluetooth smart charger Roav Viva. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Vuzix device is an augmented reality glasses that are more similar to the now-defunct Google Glass than anything else. This will also enable users to control their HD receivers with voice controls after the device is paired with an Assistant-enabled device such as Google Home speakers and Android handsets. Alexa in cars can also be synced with smart-home devices to control thermostats while on the road.

Toyota said Tuesday it will introduce Alexa, Amazon's cloud-based voice assistant, in some Toyota and Lexus vehicles in 2018. While you might not be as excited about Bixby as one of the other, far more popular assistants, at least Samsung is staking its claim and, for now, sticking to it.

The breezy aide has also recently been adopted by two of the biggest TV brands - Sony and LG. The company first partnered with Bose to deliver Google Assistant enabled headphones in years past. Just ahead of CES on Friday, Amazon announced the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit toolkit.

However, he doesn't think that fridges and bath tubs are where Alexa will really become indispensable for home users, not least because most people don't replace such items often. Given the trend of bringing back pop culture of the 1990s-remakes of TV series "Will & Grace" and "Rosanne", fashion replays like high-waisted jeans and choker necklaces-the tech world seems to want to get in on the nostalgia.

Google Assistant already works with more than 1,500 devices, says Google.

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In an announcement at CES, Panasonic said it is working with Amazon to bring Alexa into it's suite of in-car infotainment offerings.

Now, the companies are doing it in slightly different ways when it comes to the smart home, the lowest hanging fruit for voice assistant integration.

Google's Assistant software is also able to answer follow-up questions on the same topic, in a near-conversation style, but Echo as yet can not. You can control the lights with your voice.

You can turn off the microphone temporarily, too.

The firm also revealed last month that Alexa is headed to the workplace.

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