Tag Archive: Google


These are the best smart plugs that work with Alexa and Google Home

Amazon Echo and Google Home have crossed over from the early adopter phase to each finding a place within the mainstream culture. Both are functional, but if you’re like me, you still might not be convinced which assistant is right for you — that’s why I’ve got both Alexa and Google Assistant speakers set up in my home. If you find yourself in the same boat, it may be important to buy smart home accessories that are compatible with both  [Read More…]

Funai shows off Philips 24-inch Kitchen Android TV with Google Assistant

Funai Corporation this week showed off the Philips 24-inch Kitchen Android TV with built-in Google Assistant.

Built with kitchens in mind, the Google Assistant software gives users the same experience they might find with a Home Hub or other smart display. Android 8.0 Oreo software powers the unit, providing the full Android TV experience, making it a more robust device.

The 24-inch LCD screen is wrapped by a thin white bezel and a woven gray mesh cloth covers a pair  [Read More…]

Philips debuts 4K Android TVs with Google Assistant with pricing as low as $350

Funai this week showed off the first Philips 4K UHD Android TV models with integrated Google Assistant for the US market. The two lines (5704 and 5904 series) are offered in five display sizes, ranging from 43-inches up to 75-inches.

The Philips 4K UHD Android TV models are powered Android 8.0 and provide easy access to streaming services and personalized recommendations from the likes of Netflix, Hulu, YouTube TV, and more. Additionally, the televisions include access to Google Play.

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Sonos One and Sonos Beam are finally getting Google Assistant support……soon

Sonos is one of the most synonymous names in high quality connected audio but has been a little late in adding support for digital assistants. While Alexa support has already been added, fans of Google Assistant have been left waiting. The good news is the wait is almost over as Sonos has finally confirmed Assistant support is almost completed.

There is no official date for the launch as of yet but we do know Sonos has been privately beta testing the  [Read More…]

Google Assistant on Sonos is just as good as you hoped it would be

Every CES, there are the announcements you expect from companies that put together big, splashy keynotes and ornate, over-the-top booths on the Convention Center floor, and then there are companies like Sonos with nothing new to announce but everything to gain from being here.

To wit, when Sonos invited me to spend some time with their director of global product marketing, Dane Estes, I wasn’t expecting much — merely an overview of the company’s existing products and perhaps  [Read More…]

JBL Link Drive is going to put Google Assistant in your car

There is no place it is more important to get assistance hands free than your car and the JBL Link Drive is here to help. Whether you’re looking to listen to your favorite song, ask for directions, or get updates on traffic and the weather the JBL Link Drive with Google Assistant can get you what you need. It can even read your texts to make sure your eyes stay off of your phone while driving.

All you have to  [Read More…]

House of Marley adds to Google Assistant speaker to eco-friendly lineup

The House of Marley has really grown on us over the last few months. The company thrives on sustainable produced accessories with limited impact on the environment. Despite this noble cause, some might say the companies portfolio was starting to look dated.

The company wasted no time releasing seven new products at CES 2019. This includes many devices across its lineup. The most interesting has a major influence by Google.

Get Together Mini

CES is full of updates to hardware  [Read More…]

JBL Link Bar, the first soundbar with Google Assistant is coming Spring 2019

Thanks to the JBL Link Bar your TV is about to get a lot smarter. First shown off at Google I/O in May 2018 the Link Bar expands on JBL’s Link series that includes Google Assistant. Not only does it feature Google Assistant but it also has Android TV and Chromecast built-in along with three 4K enabled HDMI ports.

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Anker’s Roav Bolt adds Google Assistant to your vehicle

If you’ve gotten accustomed to using Google Assistant in your home Anker is here to help you take her out on the open road. The Anker Roav Bolt plugs into the 12v cigarette lighter in your vehicle to provide you with assistance while on the move.

With the help of Google Assistant, you can now get weather and traffic updates, directions, play your favorite song, and more with only your voice. This helps keep your hands on the wheel and  [Read More…]

You should really have Continued Conversation turned on in Google Assistant

“Hey Google” is really easy to say and really easy to get tired of saying, especially when you’re asking a bunch of questions or giving a bunch of commands in a short period of time. Thankfully, Google knows this frustration and they’ve made it easy to cut down on the trigger words and help us keep the commands coming smoothly by allowing Assistant to wait for a new response after it answers your questions or obeys your wishes.  [Read More…]