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You can now control your Roku from Google Assistant

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Roku's Google Assistant integration was promised a few weeks ago along with Logitech Harmony and NVIDIA SHIELD. And while those two have already been announced, the Roku integration is now following suit.

You can now add Roku as a Home control service in Assistant or the Google Home app. But before you get started, you need to make sure you have a compatible model running Roku OS 8.1. The company says this only works in the US (though it probably means it only works for US English), and that launching Netflix content on Roku is not currently supported.

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You can now control your Roku from Google Assistant was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chris is a hands-free digital assistant for drivers, with voice and gesture controls

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

IFA 2018 may be over, but there are still some interesting tidbits of news worth mentioning. One of the stands we visited briefly in Berlin last week was that of German Autolabs to see an interesting new product. It may resemble a Nest Thermostat, but Chris is actually a digital assistant for your car.

The company who makes it likes to think of it as an Alexa-type device that you can use while driving, and it's easy to see why.

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Chris is a hands-free digital assistant for drivers, with voice and gesture controls was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Amazon Alexa can now send SMS from your Android phone

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

As the battle of the smart personal assistants continues to simmer, Amazon has just fired another shot, adding support for SMS messages to Alexa's feature list. You can now command your Amazon Echo device to send a text message to one of your contacts, provided you have an Android phone.

It's been possible to send voice messages from one Echo device to another for quite a while, as well as make voice calls, but this adds a whole new dimension.

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Amazon Alexa can now send SMS from your Android phone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Amazon wants to bring Alexa to more mobile accessories with new dev tools

Friday, January 5th, 2018

You can already get Alexa in phones, speakers, and a few accessories. Amazon wants more, though. The handful of Alexa-powered accessories on the market were developed with standalone smart features, but that's tough to do. Now, Amazon is looking to strengthen Alexa's position by making it easier to get the virtual assistant integrated with accessories like headphones, smartwatches, and more. These devices will, however, require a phone connection.

The Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit allows OEMs to plug Alexa into smart devices that connect over Bluetooth—for example, a fitness tracker or wireless headphones.

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Amazon wants to bring Alexa to more mobile accessories with new dev tools was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Assistant coming in 2018] Sonos announces the Sonos One, a $199 Alexa-equipped speaker

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

You might have lost track with all the Google happenings today, but Sonos had a little event in NYC today. It announced something we've heard rumored a few times—an Alexa-equipped speaker. The Sonos One goes on sale in a few weeks, and it's priced at $199. That's not bad for a Sonos speaker.

The device looks not unlike Amazon's own redesigned Echo devices. It's a small speaker with an omnidirectional microphone array designed to pick up your voice commands from anywhere in a room.

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[Update: Assistant coming in 2018] Sonos announces the Sonos One, a $199 Alexa-equipped speaker was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Alexa voice controls are now available in the Amazon Music app

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

 

You can already ask Alexa to play you the latest Ed Sheeran hit on various music platforms, either through the Alexa app on your phone or via an Amazon Echo device. Starting today, you'll also be able to call on Alexa to control your music playback from directly within the Amazon Music app.

The app's tens of millions of songs can now be accessed by using the push-to-talk Alexa button and making your request.

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Alexa voice controls are now available in the Amazon Music app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Astro’s voice assistant is dedicated to managing your emails

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

The Astro email app launched earlier in the year with the promise of helping you to clean up your inbox using AI. It's available for Office 365 and Gmail accounts and had garnered praise from users of both services. There's an integration that lets you manage your emails from Slack, and since June it's been possible to manage your emails with Astrobot Voice via an Alexa Skill on Amazon's Echo speaker. That same voice assistant functionality is now available directly from the app.

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Astro's voice assistant is dedicated to managing your emails was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Walmart integration will offer easy voice shopping through Google Assistant

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

As the Google Assistant matures, it's gaining more and more abilities to help make our lives easier, but if there's one area it lags behind Amazon's Echo, it's shopping. That's unsurprising since it's Amazon's bread and butter as a company. A new partnership has just been announced that aims to help Google play catch up in this area. The company is joining forces with Walmart to offer quick and easy voice shopping through Google Express, which is also putting an end to membership fees.

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Walmart integration will offer easy voice shopping through Google Assistant was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Alexa integration for Logitech’s UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM is now available to everyone

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

A few months ago, Logitech released beta versions of its Ultimate Ears companion apps for the BOOM 2 and MEGABOOM on the Play Store. The key difference between the betas and their stable cousins was the ability to integrate with Amazon Alexa. The stable apps have now been updated to include the same functionality.

Alexa voice integration is the only change mentioned for the new updates, as you can see from the changelog below.

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Alexa integration for Logitech's UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM is now available to everyone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: It’s really live now] Alexa devices can now control your Fire TV

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

One of the Google Home's best features is the ability to control playback of a Chromecast with voice commands. For example, you can ask "OK Google, play Gravity Falls on the living room TV" to start playing content without having another device nearby.

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[Update: It's really live now] Alexa devices can now control your Fire TV was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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