D-Link Partners with Google to Provide Products that are Compatible with the Google Assistant

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TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — D-Link today announced its partnership with Google to provide upcoming mydlink products that work with the Google Assistant. The compatibility will provide consumers with the ability to control their smart home products with voice commands. By saying “Ok Google” to the Google Assistant on Google Home or Android phone, users can ask and receive answers, manage tasks, and control mydlink devices around their home.

Source: D-Link Partners with Google to Provide Products that are Compatible with the Google Assistant

Google Assistant Voice Control Added to Decora Smart™ with Wi-Fi Technology

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Leviton announced today the expanded capabilities of the new Decora Smart™ with Wi-Fi Technology lighting controls. The recently introduced product family is now a partner of the Works with Google Assistant program, offering a smart, hubless lighting control solution as part of a robust home automation experience. Existing and future Decora Smart with Wi-Fi Technology users can now utilize Google Home, a voice-enabled speaker powered by the Google Assistant, to easily control smart devices as well as interior and exterior lights around the home.

Source: Google Assistant Voice Control Added to Decora Smart™ with Wi-Fi Technology

Google now lets hardware developers tinker with its Assistant

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Google has long said that it wants to open up its Assistant to a broader ecosystem of hardware companies and developers. Today it’s taking a major step in this direction with the launch of the Google Assistant SDK, which allows developers to build the Assistant’s smarts into their own hardware prototypes. Those could be smart mirrors, Google Home-like appliances or a teetotaler’s favorite robot bartender — the world is your oyster.

Source: Google now lets hardware developers tinker with its Assistant | TechCrunch

Google Home/Assistant adds support for more home automation products from TP-Link, LIFX, August and 10 others | 9to5Google

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Google Home and Google Assistant are ever maturing ecosystems, but they still lack in a major area — home automation. Since launch, Google has only made a couple of major additions to Assistant’s home control compatible products, but today the company is announcing new partnerships that open up the floodgates wide…

Source: Google Home/Assistant adds support for more home automation products from TP-Link, LIFX, August and 10 others | 9to5Google

Google Home, Assistant, Nest and Cast Present One Unified Smart Home Ecosystem

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With the new Google Home hub and Google Assistant speech-recognition engine, plus integration with Nest IoT devices and audio/video via Cast, Google will rival Apple (Homekit) and Amazon (Alexa) in voice-controlled home automation.

Source: Google Home, Assistant, Nest and Cast Present One Unified Smart Home Ecosystem – CE Pro

Google I/O 2016: Assistant, Home, Allo, Duo, Android N, and More

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Google hosted its annual I/O developers keynote at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California today, announcing multiple new products and services related to Android, search, messaging, home automation, and more.

Source: Google I/O 2016: Assistant, Home, Allo, Duo, Android N, and More – Mac Rumors