Whirlpool smart appliances now have Google Assistant, Alexa support

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The former is also able to do things like find images in Photos, make video calls via Duo, show a list of appointments, and display a Maps route.

Google is stepping up its AI virtual assistant game by bringing its Assistant to a host of third-party devices - including smart displays, speakers, and more.

The new devices will generally work like the other smart speakers flooding the market at the moment - such as Google Home. Expect more news on smart displays this summer when some models launch. So if you have a Nest Cam, you can ask Google to show that room that the camera is in, on the Smart Display.

The Google Assistant is going places this year, hopping between smart displays, cars, headphones, and TVs from various partners.


Google has taken advantage of its appearance at CES 2018 to announce a raft of new Google Assistant-powered speakers as well as its first smart displays.

The Lenovo Smart Display basically looks like a tablet that tapers out to a wedge-shaped stand.

Smart Displays are coming first from JBL, Lenovo, LG, and Sony. Google revoked YouTube access for Amazon's Echo Show a year ago, and the following issues between the two companies led to Google removing YouTube from Amazon's Fire TV devices as well.

The JBL Link View includes an 8 inch display nested in between two 10-watt stereo speakers and a rear-facing passive radiator for improved bass.


The company's GVA line will feature three speakers ranging in price from $140-$200, and all of them will allow for direct use of Google Assistant.

It's always been rumored that Google has plans to release a Google Home device with a built-in display.

Last week Google announced that the Google Assistant was available on 400 million devices.

Available in both 8-inch and 10-inch models, the Lenovo Smart Display rotates from portrait to landscape mode and is available on Android and iOS phones. JBL's device has an 8-inch display. This will all be handy if you are a Google Services user and part of the whole Google/Android ecosystem.


The JBL Link View will be available mid-year in the U.S. and at this stage Australian availability and pricing is unknown. The company is working on a new Google Home speaker with a display, code- named Manhattan, for release in 2018, two people familiar with the product's development told Bloomberg in December.

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