If you ever have been thinking of buying an AI assistant, you’ve probably noticed that you need special hardware that most connect to the assistant. Yesterday Google announced that their Google Assistant now will be compatible with more devices, which means that it will be easier for you to find a hardware that you want to put in your smart home.
You can find the Google Assistant in the Google Home, as well as in many Android phones out there. Google also announced that their clever AI helper will be a part of Google’s Internet of Things.
“Today, we’re introducing new home automation integrations—in addition to the ones that already exist—that work with the Google Assistant. So you can now connect your Google Assistant to Best Buy Insignia, LIFX, TP-Link and Wink.”
Except those that was mentioned in the quote above, Google will add five more devices to the Google Assistant compatible list. The Assistant will now work with August Smart Lock, Logitech Harmony, Geeni, Vivint, and First Alert.
The Logitech Harmony can be connected to 270,000 different devices, including the Apple TV and gaming consoles, which means that you have to opportunity to build a huge smart home with tons of devices connected.
As the number of Google Assistant compatible products grow, we are coming closer to a smart future where everything can be controlled by your smartphone or Google Home hub. Do you have any smart assistant? If you don’t, do you want to buy one?