Tag Archive: Integration

Hyundai’s Blue Link service picks up Google Assistant integration

OK Google, start my car.

Hyundai was one of the first car manufacturers to roll out Android Auto back in 2015, and now the company is now announcing Google Assistant integration for its Blue Link connected car service. Hyundai cars connected via Blue Link can be remotely locked or unlocked, and owners can adjust the car’s temperature remotely through the Blue Link app on Android and iOS. The service also supports Google Maps, and comes with a  [Read More…]

Google Home to get Netflix and Google photos integration soon

Soon you’ll be able to do more things by simply voicing a command. If you have a Google Home speaker at home, then you should know the little device is bound to get a few, new features soon. As originally reported by the Android Police, some select users are reporting Netflix and Google Photos integration

Google Home: How to set up Philips Hue integration

OK, Google. Let’s do cool stuff.

Google Home does more than play music. It’s designed to be a smart controller for your connected things around the home. Of course, one of the most popular connected thing on many homes is a Philips Hue bridge and one or more connected lamps. Using Google Home it’s easy to control your Hue lamps with your voice. Here’s how to get things set up.

Download the Philips Hue app from  [Read More…]

Google Assistant just got a whole lot smarter with IFTTT integration

If you’re an early adopter of the Pixel disappointed that one of its touchstone features, the Assistant, isn’t quite as smart as Google led you to believe, we have a solution of sorts.

Today, Google added itself to IFTTT’s (If This Then That) extensive database of integrations, allowing users to create and execute “recipes” through the Assistant itself.

For the uninitiated, IFTTT is a tool that allows disparate services to talk to one another. While Assistant will  [Read More…]

Google’s OnHub celebrates first birthday with Philips Hue integration and $20 off through September

We’ve always thought that Google’s OnHub routers were some of the best products in their class, but we’ve also been waiting to see something done with the low-energy radios that they shipped with. From our initial review in January 2016:

With built-in support for IEEE 802.15.4, Low-energy Bluetooth Smart and Weave, OnHub will be able to connect to new products like door locks, cameras, automated sprinklers, vacuum cleaners and more directly. This opens up plenty of possibility for Google in  [Read More…]

Action Launcher 3.8 brings Google Now integration for rooted users and much more

Action Launcher is being updated to version 3.8 which brings a number of big changes along with it. Google Now integration has been added for those who are rooted, the base code has been updated to ensure better performance and much more.

This is the first time that the popular launcher has added a root-only feature, and the reason behind it is that Google does not offer an API for developers to use to access Google Now.  [Read More…]

Ultimate Ears’ Boom 2 and Megaboom pick up Google Now integration

Ultimate Ears is rolling out a firmware update to the UE Boom 2 and Megaboom that brings Google Now and Siri integration to the Bluetooth speakers. With the update, you can press the Bluetooth button and ask Google Now to play music, check the weather, search for nearby restaurants, and much more.

As the speakers are water-resistant, integrating Google Now lets you select and play tunes without having to access your phone. You can install the  [Read More…]

Pebble Core will offer Amazon Alexa integration at launch

Pebble has revealed that its upcoming Pebble Core wearable 3G computing device will offer Amazon Alexa integration at launch, offering a number of voice-activated features.

Pebble says that the Alexa features for Pebble Core will offer these voice functions, among others:

Play songs, artists, and playlists from Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, and more. Brief you with news headlines from USA Today, The Washington Post, or The Huffington Post. Review your Pebble Health summary for the day,  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo adds Kayak integration to help you plan your next trip

In its latest round of weekly improvements, the Amazon Echo can now help you plan your next trip with Kayak integration. With support for Kayak’s trip-planning service, you can quickly search for flight, hotel and car rental information using just your voice.

To start things off, you’ll have to enable the new Kayak skill in the Alexa app in your phone. Once that’s done, however, you can simply ask the Echo’s digital assistant, Alexa, for any trip  [Read More…]

Uber’s Paytm integration will let you pay for your ride abroad in rupees

If you use Uber in india, you know that the only form of payment currently accepted by the service is Paytm. While it’s convenient to use the payment wallet in the country, the service doesn’t work outside of India, which makes hailing an Uber in other countries particularly cumbersome.

That’s all set to change soon, as Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma announced that the service will be integrated into Uber on a global scale, allowing you to pay for your  [Read More…]