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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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Google Unveils Assistant Ambient Mode for Phones, Tablets

Google revealed that Assistant can now start hands-free audio and video calls from within compatible apps, with WhatsApp to start

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FILE - A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. VOA

Internet giant Google has officially introduced the new Assistant Ambient Mode for Android phones and tablets at IFA 2019 Berlin.

With the Ambient Mode, one can browse through pictures on Google Photos, control smart home devices, access music playback, see upcoming calendar appointments and more.

“Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode is a new visual overview that makes it easier to see notifications and reminders, start a playlist and control smart home devices on the lockscreen of your device. When you are done, your screen will turn into a personal digital photo frame linked to your Google Photos account to add another personal touch,” Chris Turkstra, Product Management Director, Google Assistant, wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

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

“Ambient Mode will be available on the upcoming Lenovo Smart Tab M8 HD (when placed in its smart charging station) and Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab (when you pop out its handy kickstand), as well as when you start charging your new Nokia 7.2 and 6.2,” he added.

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Google revealed that Assistant can now start hands-free audio and video calls from within compatible apps, with WhatsApp to start. (IANS)