Google Assistant Now Works With More Than 5000 Smart Home Devices

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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. Since January 2018 the Google Assistant connection list grew quickly from 1,500 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.

"Over the past year, we've made great progress ensuring that the Google Assistant can work with all types of connected devices, and now every major device brand works with the Assistant in the USA", the company said in a blog post. The company has also revealed that it's working with its partners to bring the Assistant to the next-generation of TVs that will be available later this year.

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Smart home devices that Google Assistant can work with include everything from the popular light bulbs over to smart plugs, doorbells, cameras, appliances, and much more. This month a new Google Assistant connection to DISH's Hopper family of receivers will empower more millions of people to skip the remote and manage their sets with voice commands.

Try it out todayWith more than one million Actions the Google Assistant can help you with today, we bet you'll discover something new you never knew the Assistant could do.

Google appears to be trying to catch up with the smart home capabilities of Alexa on the Amazon Echo speakers. You can even use Assistant to control some robotic vacuum cleaners. Michele Turner, Director, Smart Home Ecosystem at Google, wrote in a blog post on Thursday. 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.

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