We've been working with device brands around the world to ensure the Assistant works with all the most popular smart home devices.
Google has today announced in an official blog post that its Google Assistant can now control more than 5,000 smart home devices up from 1,500 in January, supporting nearly every major smart home device brand.
Days ahead of its I/O developer conference, Google has provided an update about how far Assistant has come since debuting two years ago.
"Over the past year, we've made great progress ensuring that the Google Assistant can work with all types of connected devices, and now every major device brand works with the Assistant in the USA", the company said in a blog post.
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We're also helping you control set top boxes and remotes with the Google Assistant.
Millions of people control their home entertainment components using Google Assistant and Android TV with their smart TVs to watch television and listento music. "The new, simplified voice commands will let you go directly to your favorite channels, control volume, or pause a show", Google said. And its available on over 400 million devices, mostly phones, but also smart speakers, cars, TVs, and headphones.
In Australia, more and more sound brands are integrating the Google Assistant into their products, including JBL, Sony, Panasonic and Klipsch.
Just how many devices is that?
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That's a considerable increase over the past few months given the fact that it was only compatible with some 1,500 smart home devices in January this year. These devices include smart lights, smart switches, thermostats, smart locks, security systems, doorbells, fans and much more.
Google Assistant also connects with major home appliances.
To make Google Assistant better, the company has announced a new investment programme for early-stage startups to build an enhanced digital assistant ecosystem.
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