Sonos Has Started Beta Testing Google Assistant Integration, Will Launch This Year

10 January, 2019, 12:11 | Author: Shawn Conner
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The main aim of the new interpreter mode is not just to translate from one language to the other, but to encourage you to have conversations with those who do not speak the same language as you without having to struggle too much. Google says that support for more partners will come soon. It uses the existing smart home platform to expand to new device types.

Unfortunately, the American tech giant has not yet discussed plans to add the feature to the Google Assistant on smartphones. Each of the two human speakers gets to hear their words automatically translated. If there is a check-in available, Assistant will send a notification to remind you about it. Today, Google has announced that Dish's Hopper family of receivers will get Assistant built-in. The Assistant also tracks the traveler's itinerary through applications such as Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist. The Anker Roav Bolt is a smart vehicle charger with far-field microphones and dual-USB ports. The Roav Bolt is now on pre-order at $49.99 (roughly Rs. 3,500) and the shipping will start April 2019.

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These include Dish's "Hopper" receivers, vehicle adapters from Anker and JBL, connected TVs from Samsung, and a smart display from KitchenAid. It will go on sale this Spring at $59.99 (roughly Rs. 4,200). If you want to try it out right now, Google is piloting the feature at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas' concierge desk, at the Hyatt in San Francisco, and the Dream Downtown in New York City. On Tuesday, the company gave us a complete list of what to expect from the voice assistant over the next year, and from the looks of it, Google Assistant could potentially integrate almost every facet of our lives. All you need to do is just say, "Hey Google, check in to my flight". The ability to check into flights is rolling out for domestic United Airlines flights first, just like the hotel booking tool. The Assistant now also have the potency to become the interpreter for dozens of languages. "The complexity of the integration has meant that it has taken this long", a spokesperson at Sonos told us.

Google Assistant Connect will allow Google to put its Assistant on the next generation of smart home devices. There is no word on when either of the feature will be released for the global consumers.

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