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LG's new ThinQ TVs support Apple AirPlay, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

09 January, 2019, 01:42 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
  • Magic mark: Amazon reveals for the first time, how many Alexa-devices are in circulation

Google has made it pretty clear at this point that it sees Assistant as the next evolution of Google searches, so expect Assistant to play a role in nearly everything consumer-facing the company does moving forward. These are all Android TV devices, but Samsung also added the Google Assistant to its Tizen-powered Android TVs.

Yet, this is as yet an imperative affirmation from Samsung that millions of individuals have just put resources into the ecosystems from Amazon or Google - with much additionally going ahead over the Christmas season these last few weeks. As you can see in the screenshots below, version 1.0 already had integrations for various Google apps. Google says it's looking to save users time by letting them do things more efficiently.

We don't know Google's next moves, but the company has its eye on expanding Google Assistant to more customers and smart home devices in the near future.

China's Baidu said on Weibo that its virtual assistant DuerOS now reached over 200 million devices, Techcrunch reported. According to the big G, Google Assistant will soon be on one billion devices around the world.

Google plans to expand its Google Assistant in 2019 even more.

Google Assistant is now integrated with Google Maps, allow users to navigate to work, share an ETA with friends, search for locations along your route, add a new stop, and more-all with their voice. These devices are made by more than 4,500 manufacturers, and apparently Alexa has access to more than 70,000 skills.

On the other hand, Alexa offers e-commerce features, such as the ability to purchase or reorder products using voice commands, that aren't found in Assistant. Google Assistant now works with over 10,000 smart home devices.

Amazon has finally revealed how many Alexa devices have been sold, handing out the figure before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) kicked off in Vegas this week.


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