Google launches a new directory to help you discover Assistant action

Google launches a new directory to help you discover Assistant action”

TiVo sees the smart home revolution and it wants to be a part of it.

Your smart home may be about to get even smarter, at least if you have one of the Whirlpool branded smart appliances which will now support Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. When these enhancements arrive, TiVo envisions the potential to watch your content in a way you haven't yet before.

"To start the year off right, we're at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showcasing the Assistant at home, on the go and in the car-and all the ways it can help in each of those places.", Google's Brad Abrams explains.

JBL Everest Headphones
JBL Everest Headphones

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are the two most popular voice assistants around, integrated in countless products and sporting their own proprietary smart speakers. Some of the examples TiVo mentions include detecting commercials and automatically skipping them or automatically turning on ESPN when you arrive home at the end of the work day. It's great for basic tasks like checking the weather and setting alarms, of course, but did you know that it had a magic 8 ball minigame, and that you can ask it what position you should play in Quidditch? This gives you the ability to control your appliances from wherever you are in the house through simple voice commands.

Google Assistant has been around a while, and one of the things it was lacking was a dedicated, comprehensive directory on the web that tells you what it can do. No date for this roll out has been set yet, but TiVo promises that more information is coming soon, so we'll keep an ear to the ground for that.

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