The devices will also be able to recognize different voices, such as one user from their roommate or partner.The devices will also be able to recognize different voices, such as one user from their roommate or partner Starting later this year, users will be able to control compatible appliances like washers, dryers, vacuums and more with Google Assistant.These devices will either come with Google Assistant built in (meaning you can talk to it) or will be compatible with it (meaning you can use the assistant to control it).
Starting later this year, users of Amazon's Alexa will be able to ask Microsoft's Cortana to do a range of activities, from booking a meeting to reading work email.
Cortana users will be able to call on Alexa to play music, order an Uber or turn on their house lights The collaboration will soon allow users to access Alexa via Cortana on Windows 10 PCs, followed by Android and i OS in the future.
This will also give Amazon access to about 500 million Windows 10 users.
Cortana users will be able to call on Alexa to play music, order an Uber or turn on their house lights.'Together, their strengths will complement each other and provide customers with a richer and even more helpful experience,' Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said in a statement on Wednesday.
More devices and appliances will be announced in the coming weeks.
'From the start, we've believed that your Google Assistant should be available wherever you need help, and that's why it's already on Google Home, eligible Android phones, i Phones, Google Allo and Android Wear,' the announcement reads.'This week, we're continuing to make your Assistant available in even more places.'Speakers that will soon come with Google Assistant built in include: Zolo Mojo by Anker, Tic Home Mini by Mobvoi, and the GA10 by Panasonic.'And this is just the start, we'll continue to update this blog post as more speakers are announced this week,' the company said.
Similarly, Cortana customers can now make use of Alexa's skills in controlling smart home devices as well access more than 20,000 skills built for the Amazon voice assistant by third-party developers.
Additionally, Amazon and Microsoft announced today that the firms have forged a partnership that will allow their voice-controlled virtual assistants to talk to each.
The firm announced Google Assistant will soon launch on more third-party speakers and appliances this year.
Speakers that will soon come with Google Assistant built in include: Zolo Mojo by Anker, Tic Home Mini by Mobvoi, and the GA10 by Panasonic.
The move to team up is unusual, as the voice assistants are one the most important emerging technologies Alexa customers will be able to access Cortana's unique work-related features like booking meetings, accessing work calendars, and reading work emails.