Sonos One and Sonos Beam are finally getting Google Assistant support……soon

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All of us know about the annoying flight check-in process. With this new Google Maps integration, drivers can use the Assistant to keep their hands on the wheel.

Interestingly, the company also said that "earlier speaker models" will be updated to "work" with the Assistant, so owners of, say, the Play:1, Play:5, Playbase or Playbar could be in luck. In the coming months, customers will be able to use the DISH voice remote to ask the Assistant to control smart home devices, provide weather and news updates, display photos and more.

It's CES week, and that means lots of new product launches and lots of software announcements. "Soon, you'll be able to check in to your flight (starting first with domestic flights with United Airlines), save and retrieve your boarding pass, all with the Google Assistant on Android or iOS", Google added.

And in case you haven't been paying attention to Google's activities in that direction, the company, in June 2018, invested $22 million into KaiOS - which builds operating systems for feature phone manufacturers such as Nokia and the like.

Sonos speakers will be gaining Google Assistant compatibility this year as well.

Google's vice president of Google Assistant Manuel Bronstein acknowledged the company has a very large footprint on Android devices.

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In a demonstration at the Las Vegas exhibit, Google showed how its new Interpreter feature can be used to break down language barriers in real-time conversations.

Brands like Sony, Hisense, Philips, TCL, Skyworth, Xiaomi, Haier, Changhong, JVC, and Toshiba are following Samsung's lead, integrating the Google Assistant in future TVs. It's part of a big promotional booth for the Google Assistant, which is the thing that talks back to you when you talk to your phone or Google home.

When booking a room, Google Assistant can also take care of that task thanks to its integration with Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai and Travelclick.

Google Assistant is about to get smarter with a new Interpreter mode that would help users have a real-time conversation in almost 27 languages.

As for the companys Bixby voice assistant it is also limited to a few countries and languages.

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