Google Assistant coming to Sonos One, Beam and 'earlier' speakers

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Google Assistant coming to Sonos One, Beam and 'earlier' speakers

In its CES announcements, Google revealed a bunch of useful updates to Google Assistant including navigation, travel, and translation features.

Google Assistant might be pretty much a standard option for Android phones, but Google found another way to extend its reach.

In further good news for Sonos owners Google also said that Google Assistant will also support some earlier models of Sonos speakers. Google says more airlines are coming "soon". The speaker will begin translating in real-time.

Plus, Google Assistant will help you book your hotel room in the United States too.

Google may be expanding the powers of its digital assistant for home devices and automotive accessories, but it hasn't forgotten about the smartphone.

As well, Google is piloting the new feature at Dream Downtown in New York City and Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.

Google expects its Assistant to be on one billion devices by the end of this month. Anywhere people from around the world come together - airports, stadiums, museums, etc. - could be a target for Google.

The smart clock, which is slated to go on sale in the spring, marks Google's latest foray into smart displays. It uses the existing smart home platform to expand to new device types.

Google is also adding assistant support for Google Keep, Any.do, Bring and Todoist so that you can manage notes and lists using the virtual assistant.

Additionally, Anker and JBL are building vehicle accessories with Google Assistant support. For cars without Bluetooth, the Anker Roav Bolt and JBL Link Drive can connect via any 3.5mm AUX port and provide benefits such as better listening and hearing capabilities even when in traffic or listening to loud music. The JBL Link Drive is similar to Anker Roav Bolt and packs dual-noise cancelling microphones and connect to your vehicle via Bluetooth or an aux cable. For hotel booking, you can instruct Assistant to "book the Cambria Hotel in NY on January 12th", for instance, and it will show you pricing options and availability within Assistant, which you can book using Google Pay credentials. The command will be "Hey Google, check in to my flight".

For example, "Hey Google, I'd like to book the Cambria Hotel in NY on January 12th".

It rolled out new integrations with Google Maps, where users can operate the app hands-free with just their voice.

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