For example, customers will be able to use simple voice commands to prompt Alexa to play music from streaming services, to provide directions to local venues like coffee shops, to make sure the house is locked and lights are turned off, or to order a pizza delivery on the way home.
It allows the user to pick Alexa or Google Assistant when setting up voice activation on smart appliances like the firm's range oven and microwave. While you might not be as excited about Bixby as one of the other, far more popular assistants, at least Samsung is staking its claim and, for now, sticking to it. With IFTTT, the possibilities with TiVo go beyond just the convenience of voice controls to deeper, more relevant AI-powered tasks.
The feature is arriving on the company's Hopper, Joey and Wally devices at some unspecified time in the first half of this year. As of now though, there is no mention yet of when these integrations will roll out.
"[The firm] has proven that there is a logical use case for a hands-free assistant in the smart home".
With CES coming fast, more and more juicy tech morsels are eeking their way out into the news. We can't wait to see what you do with the Assistant this year. We will continue to roll out the Assistant to existing Android TVs such as AirTV Player, TCL, Skyworth and Xiaomi. Even Amazon, whose Alexa platform dominated CES in 2017, didn't have a physical presence at the show - numerous Alexa-related announcements came from partners like Whirlpool, GE, and Dish, which shared details on how the virtual helper is being integrated into their products.
LG's new ThinQ WK7 smart display features an 8-inch touch display, about an inch larger than the Echo Show, and boasts Meridian Audio, Chromecast connectivity, and YouTube and Duo support. Alexa in cars can also be synced with smart-home devices to control thermostats while on the road. For instance, 61% of consumers say they don't interact with voice assistants because they aren't interested in them, according to data from Pew Research Center.
Artificial intelligence dominated CES 2018 in a big way on Monday with major announcements on connected vehicle advances and home system technologies.
Alexa could get a bit more opinionated about media in the future, Amazon Fire TV VP Marc Whitten told Variety. For more updates, stay tuned with us! The device is available to purchase in two different color options.
"We don't want to use AI as a marketing strategy", Park said on Monday in his first interview since he became CTO.