Sonos Has Started Beta Testing Google Assistant Integration, Will Launch This Year

Sergio Cunningham
January 10, 2019

Verizon's HumX, their connected auto solution that keeps track of vehicle diagnostics, location, gas mileage, and more, is getting Google Assistant, the company announced at CES 2019.

Google Home speakers and Smart Displays will soon have access to a new Google Assistant ability called Interpreter Mode. It incorporated a similar feature into earbuds in November 2017 and already offers a similar service via Google Translate.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, attendees experienced the ways that the Google Assistant can help on the ride of life.

For Android, Google Assistant will also work on SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, Hangouts, Viber, Telegram, Android Messages and more. If your handset is locked, though, you have to unlock it before the Assistant responds to you. Google Assistant is doing most of the work.

Among the new Google Assistant devices that the search giant talks about in its official blog post, Lenovo's new Smart Clock is probably the most exciting.

Google's also making changes to how Google Assistant handles messaging.

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The Google Assistant now lives in more than 1 billion devices, but the company wants to put it in a whole lot more.

Sonos first announced that it was working with Google when it introduced the Sonos One speaker in late 2017.

Google Assistant is adding support for Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist to keep track of your itinerary with notes and lists in the Google Assistant.

Google Assistant routines allow you to trigger multiple actions with a single phrase. It will be initially available for domestic flights with United Airlines in the US.

Earlier this year, Google launched the Home Hub that's basically a voice-activated touchscreen mounted on top of a stand and can play YouTube videos, show recipes and handle other common commands like showing the weather, traffic updates and more.

For hotel booking, you can instruct Assistant to "book the Cambria Hotel in NY on January 12th,".

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