Google Assistant gets native controls for a bunch of new devices

first_img Tags Aug 26 • Android Q has a name: Android 10. Here’s how you’ll use it Nest GE Google Assistant Google 4:47 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Aug 12 • Google will ask you to migrate your Nest account soon: Here’s what you need to know reading • Google Assistant gets native controls for a bunch of new devices $79 How To • Make Google Home get your groceries See All Post a comment Crutchfield See It Review • Google Home is better than ever, but you probably shouldn’t buy it Google Home Mentioned Above Google Home Preview • For your consideration: Google Home seeks employment as your family’s Rosie the robot Smart Homecenter_img Google I/O 2019 CNET Smart Home $99 The Google Nest Hub Max soups up the smart display Chris Monroe/CNET Between the debut of the Nest Hub Max, the merging of Google and Nest, the debut of the new Google Assistant and more, Google’s smart home efforts had a big day on Tuesday — the first day of the Google I/O developer conference. But it was after all of the keynotes, 35 minutes into a small developer session on Google Assistant, that they showed the slide below.Google Assistant will now work natively with all of the device types on the right, with support for the commands on the left. For the device types, that means you won’t have to use clunky extra language. If you have a smart speaker like the Google Home or another device with the built-in Google Assistant nearby, you can just say “Hey, Google, start the microwave” as opposed to “Hey, Google, tell GE to start the microwave.”img-20190507-173754 Andrew Gebhart/CNET The traits allow Google Assistant to recognize associated commands. For lock and unlock, arm and disarm, developers could potentially tell Google to just use a on/off function with slightly different language, but this will make their lives easier. It should also allow Google to recognize a wider variety of conversational commands around these functions.Read more: Google is replacing Works with Nest with Works with Google Assistant and it could make your smart home worse.  Google quietly expanded Google Assistant’s roster of compatible devices at last year’s I/O as well. This year, the developer sessions in particular have shown a path to a faster, more versatile Google-powered smart home.  Jul 10 • How to get Android 10 right now Jul 24 • Nest Hub Max: Google’s 10-inch Assistant smart display costs $230, debuts Sept. 9 0 • $69 Google I/O 2019 See It Walmart News • Black Mirror season 5 has three new trailers to stress you out today Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice See itlast_img