What this means is that Assistant- and Alexa-enabled devices will be able act as remote controls for the TV and as streaming devices, among other (rather limited) functions. One of the most recent announcements from trusted sources reveals that Samsung Smart TVs in 2019 will offer support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa along with Bixby support. You can freely download the Google Assistant app on iOS, which helps, but on Android the Assistant comes built into the main Google app.
But it takes more than a splashy ad campaign to dominate an industry. walk the CES show floor this year, and chances are you'll see almost as many Alexa-compatible appliances as you will Google Assistant. In December 2017, Google also started rolling out Assistant to Android tablets and to phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop, a four-year-old operating system that still makes up 18% of Android device usage. Both Alexa and Google Assistant will be able to Control volume, switch inputs, launch an application of the users choice or turn off or on the television.
Strange, but true; voice-assistant speakers are actually taking over as smart devices. For what it's worth, Amazon doesn't provide an active user number either, and there are conceivably some devices (like Sonos speakers) that come with unwanted Alexa support that is never set up.
Have you used any Alexa device? Over the past year, Google has added support for 22 new languages and 66 more countries, bringing the total to 30 languages and 80 countries.
Amazon didn't reveal any other figures, but this is still enough to promote the epic rise of smart speakers, as well as smart homes in the current tech space.