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Google Assistant can now connect to and control over 5,000 devices

by Danny Zepeda | May 3, 2018May 3, 2018 7:00 am PST

Google Assistant has been steadily becoming the go-to smart home assistant. That’s due to Google’s impressive learning skills and vast array of knowledge. But all that would be nothing if you couldn’t connect Google Assistant with devices in your home. The good news is Google Assistant now works with all major manufacturers of connected devices in the U.S.

What does this mean exactly? It means if you use Google Assistant, you can connect to over 5,000 home appliances and control them with just your voice, dramatically improving upon the 1,500 it could connect to earlier this year. That includes dishwashers, doorbells, lights, dryers, thermostats, security systems, vacuums, TVs and everything in between. This is paving the road for a real, interconnected smart home we’ve all been promised.

In short, your entire home can become Google Assistant, allowing consumers to control almost anything with their voice. Some of the options include turning off the lights, turning off the TV, arming a security system or changing the channel.

That last option has been becoming more popular as of late with Assistant making its way onto TVs. Google says queries like “play SportsCenter” have gone up 400-percent in the last six months, and it intends to continue that with more functionality coming to TVs integrated with Google Assistant and Chromecast.

Google has a designated site where you can see all the things you can do with Google Assistant.

Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...