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Bose Adds Google Assistant to its Smart Speakers, Soundbars

It would be sold directly from Bose stores, wholesale trade partners and online through Amazon.in for Rs 26,900

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Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones. (Representational image)

Google on Thursday announced an automatic software update that would bring the Google Assistant to all existing Bose smart speakers and soundbars.

The Google Assistant joins Amazon Alexa for voice control of smart home devices, and instant access to millions of songs and podcasts, help, information, and more.

Bose smart speaker owners can now also use Apple AirPlay 2 for simple streaming from Apple devices.

The Google Assistant can now connect with more than 5,000 devices for your home -- up from 1,500 this January, Google has announced.
Google Voice Assistant. Pixabay

In addition, there is a small Bose smart speaker on the way. The Bose Home Speaker 300 can be pre-ordered on Amazon.in starting Thursday and would available from August 29.

Weighing a mere two pounds and measuring just over six-inch, the Bose Home Speaker 300’s acoustic package delivers powerful bass along with 360-degree sound – unlike conventional smart speakers that deliver a narrow beam of audio, the company said in a statement.

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It would be sold directly from Bose stores, wholesale trade partners and online through Amazon.in for Rs 26,900. (IANS)

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Now Move Music Between Multiple Devices with Google Assistant

Voice command on Google now allows you to move Music, Videos, Podcasts and more

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Google Assistant can now move music between multiple devices in your home with just your voice command, including streaming YouTube videos between Chromecast and Google Nest smart displays.

If you start playing music on the Google Home Mini in your kitchen, just say, “Hey Google, move the music to the living room speaker.”

“Stream transfer is a new feature that lets you easily move music, videos, podcasts and more between compatible devices in your home using your voice, the Google Home app or the touchscreen on your Nest smart display,” the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Users can now control entertainment with the Google Home app.

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Tap the cast button to see all the devices in your home, then choose which device or group you’d like to move your podcast or music to.

Google Assistant. Voice Search Feature
Voice Search Function by Google. Pixabay

“Browse for your favourite YouTube videos on Nest Hub Max, and tap the cast control on the screen to move it to your Chromecast-connected TV. Or, say “Hey Google, play it on living room TV,'” said Google.

If you have more than one Google Home and Nest smart speaker or display, you can set up a speaker group in the Home App, and transfer music from a single speaker to the speaker group to fill your whole home with music.

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According to CNET, Google is working on bringing the functionality to additional third-party devices in the future. (IANS)