'Hey Google': What are the major announcements from Google at CES 2019?


Samsung's 2019 range of Smart TVs to feature Google Assistant, allowing you to control your TV with voice commands from your Google Home.

Also at CES Google announced Interpreter Mode for Google Assistant, created to allow the service to operate as a dedicated translation device - running at a hotel check-in desk, for example, to display translations for travelers who don't speak the language. Hotel bookings are also limited to just United States right now.

The new interpretation tool will launch when users say phrases such as "Hey Google, be my French interpreter", and will give real time spoken and written translation to aid conversation, Google says.

This winter, Hyatt Regency in San Francisco and Dream Downtown in New York City will pilot the translation service.

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This look isn't meant to be comprehensive, but it shows how much time, effort and money Google put into making a splash at CES 2019.

Google Assistant soon will offer more robust air travel support.

Google went all-in at CES.

Google also introduced a preview of Google Assistant Connect, which enables third-party device makers to more easily integrate the virtual assistant into their products.

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In announcing this milestone, Google highlighted the myriad capabilities added to Assistant throughout 2018. Despite that weirdness, it's still a solid free update for Dish Hopper owners, although neither Dish nor Google have said yet when it'll arrive.

This entire development, however, comes as no surprise to observers of last year's CES, when Google more or less declared war on Amazon's Alexa and other rivals in the voice assistant market.

Among the new Google Assistant devices that the search giant talks about in its official blog post, Lenovo's new Smart Clock is probably the most exciting. The new features include flight check-in, hotel bookings, and expanded locks screen access. About 21% of US adults said they owned a smart speaker, such as an Amazon Echo, Google Home or Apple HomePod.

The company revealed today that it plans to bring Google Assistant to its smart speakers later this year.

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Vizio has the most comprehensive range of models supporting AirPlay 2 , including the P-Series Quantum series from 2018 and 2019. As for HomeKit , its falling significantly behind the popularity of Google Assistant for the home and Amazon's Alexa.

The Google Assistant will also soon be compatible with auto accessories that let you control your car's music or diagnostics simply by plugging a device into a socket-keep yours eyes on Anker and JBL.