Google announces three third-party speakers with Assistant, plus LG appliance integration

Google Assistant coming to more speakers and home appliances from LG

While Alexa-equipped devices are becoming more common, the launch of the Panasonic GA10 sees Google Assistant taking on another form, with the claim that this is the first real Hi-Fi grade speaker of this type. Each is due out later this year and will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the US, and United Kingdom. The company said more devices carrying the digital helper would be announced at the IFA tech show occurring this week in Berlin.

These devices will be able to deliver the capabilities and functionality of Google Home and will be available in the U.S. and Canada, Australia, Germany and France.

Panasonic's device also has a vastly different look to Google Home, which Wired previously likened to an air freshener. Instead, Google Assistant is coming to third party products to help quickly expand its reach and allow it to take shape in many form factors.

Google Assistant is already available on Google Home, eligible Android phones, iPhones, Google Allo, and Android Wear. Need to clean up?

Keep an eye on this post over the coming days, as we'll be updating it throughout the week with new products in the Google Assistant family. Using the Google Assistant, users can perform a range of tasks such as checking the remaining time for a wash cycle to finish or telling the refrigerator to create more ice. With the integration of voice assistant, users can ask questions like "Ok Google, is the laundry done?".

You get an Echo Dot-like design with buttons on top as well as a strap to easily carry the TicHome Mini with you everywhere.

The Link 20 and Link 10 (also out in November and costing £179.99 and £149.99 respectively) mix things up a bit by going portable and adding IPX7 waterproofing, enabling you to chat with Google Assistant by the pool.

Google also said in its post that there are "more than 70 home automation manufacturers" (e.g., Honeywell), now compatible with Google Assistant. The Panasonic SC-GA10 aims to supplant the Google Home by, well, sounding better. Customers will be able to dim the lights, switch on the AC, start the sprinkler or the oven just by saying Okay Google. All you will have to say is, "OK Google".

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