Amazon announced that users can now make group calls with up to seven people via Alexa-enabled devices. Support for Zoom and Amazon Chime video calls are also rolling out starting today.
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Google today announced that it is rolling out Apple Music support on Assistant-enabled smart devices, including its Nest line of speakers and displays. The service can also be set as the default.
Google is introducing a lot of new capabilities to Assistant-powered smart displays and speakers that will let kids ask about the whereabouts of their parents, along with other new features.
The Google Assistant-powered smart speaker does what it's supposed to do it but also ups the ante on the audio quality from Google Home. Here's our comprehensive review of the new Nest Audio.
A report suggests that Xiaomi will soon launch its Mi Smart Speaker in several European markets. The company had launched the Google Assistant-powered smart speaker in India last month.
Google has announced a new member of the Nest family, the Nest Audio, during its hardware event. The new smart speaker is a successor to the Google Home, but it's 75% louder. It costs $99.
Google is rolling out an update for Smart Displays that lets users to dynamically link devices across multiple rooms. The feature is rolling out to displays today and the Google Home app in the fall.
Google is adding a few new features aimed towards kids, including Family Bell reminders for school schedules, the ability to broadcast to specific rooms, new smart display visuals, and more.
Canalys has predicted that true wireless stereo devices will pass 200 million shipments this year. The analyst also revealed how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting different smart audio categories.
Google has announced that it's bringing some additional Google Assistant features to smart home devices, including expanded voice match support and hotword sensitivity adjustments.
Huawei has announced that it plans to bring HarmonyOS to more devices in 2020. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the firm said that it has no plans to ship it with smartphones and tablets at this time.
The analyst firm, Canalys, has revealed that Baidu is the second-largest vendor of smart speakers, ahead of Google, but behind Amazon. The news is interesting as Baidu only sells speakers in China.
Google will start rolling out Assignable reminders in the coming weeks to users in the U.S., U.K., and Australia who speak English. These reminders let you remind others about events.
YouTube Music is now available to download for free on any Google Assistant-powered speaker, though the listening experience will be interrupted by ads, except for the premium version.
Google Assistant's Interpreter Mode feature that helps translate speech in real time is now available to all Google Home devices, some smart speakers with Assistant built-in, and all Smart Displays
Having been launched almost a year ago, the Apple HomePod will become available for sale in both China and Hong Kong as of this Friday, boosting the device's reach to a total of ten markets.
Ofcom has revealed some research which shows which devices are on the rise and declining in the UK. It showed that smart speakers have started catching on quite quickly as opposed to VR.
The latest update for iOS, version 11.4, is now available with support for multi-HomePod setups, AirPlay 2 for easier control over playback across different speakers, and Messages in iCloud.
The Google Assistant-powered LG ThinQ series, which include a typical smart speaker and one with a smart display, are now available for pre-order from B&H for $196.99 and $296.99, respectively.
In the world of Cortana, Alexa, Siri, and Google, Samsung wants you to remember that they have a smart assistant, too. A new report suggests the company will launch a smart speaker with Bixby in 2018.
Google's premium Home Max speaker is now available for sale in countries around the world starting from $399. Aside from the Google Store, customers can find the device in third-party shops too.
If you own a Google Home Mini and it cuts out at high volumes, you're not alone. The firm has recently acknowledged the problem on its forums and looking for user feedback to help find a solution.