Google Assistant in a box, voice activated, all the stuff we saw at IO
Top surface is touch enabled for pausing music and controlling volume
Voice recognition promises to be among the best. Mute button controls the hot word availability, speaker should be great
Rishi Chandra is here to show a demo
Google Home supports all the big music apps for streaming, including specific playlists
You can set a default instead of requesting a service each time, and Google can search for music you're not totally familiar with
News, radio, podcasts are included as well. Cast audio from an app to this speaker works as well
Assistant demo showing of contextual answers from multiple sources
Patch, Wikipedia, basically anything you'd see as a search results snippet
That means you'll hear Android Central results!
Asking for location and traffic information for stores works as well
Good Morning mode will pull together all of your personal details from calendar and traffic.
Shopping list ties into Keep, can be accessed on your office through Assistant
"Flip a coin" works as well
Google Home also talks to Nest Smartthings, Hue, and IFTTT out of the box. Chromecast also connects!
Pause through voice, adding to playlist, and more
More partners are coming, including Netflix for Voice Casting
Google Photos through Home to Chromecast works as well
Throw any photo to the television with your voice
Anything that supports Google Cast plays nice with Home
Google Home us built to have multiple in the home. And they all sync together for music playback. Context aware audio means the closest Home will respond to your voice
Google Home is $129 with free stuff month trial of YouTube Red. Available to pre-order today, shipping on November 4
There's also 6 colors for the bottom!
Now we get a commercial for Home
Scott Huffman is here now!
He's here to talk about Assistant some more.
Google wants a healthy open platform, and Assistant is going to accomplish that
Open Developer Platform is coming in December and will allow for multiple actions from third party systems
Conversation Actions let developers have a conversation with users instead if just call and response
This is scalable, working in voice only and text only systems. One Google Assistant everywhere. No apps to install.
Google Assistant can also be baked into third party hardware, just like Alexa. You can build your own Assistant gadget! Expect an SDK next year.
The Made by Google system is huge already!
It looks like we're wrapping up here. Expect hands on soon!