Dish is getting Google Assistant voice control soon

Dish is getting Google Assistant voice control soon

With Amazon dominating CES previous year with Alexa, it seems that Google can no longer ignore Alexa's growing influence even though Google Assistant is available on phones and tablets.

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The Link View is a smart display speaker with of course Google Assistant embedded into the device. The LINK View will join the recently launched JBL LINK series.

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The Lenovo Smart Display with the Google Assistant built-in makes using the technology more than just audible, you'll be able to see the results, view videos and more. The report stated that over 70 million households will have at least one smart speaker and the total number of installed devices will be more than 175 million. eMarketer recently reported that 35.6 million USA consumers would use a voice-activated device at least once per month in 2017, representing 128.9 percent growth over past year. In late 2017, Juniper Research reported that smart devices like the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Sonos One will be installed in 55 percent of US households by 2022. Sixty percent of owners now consider them a necessity. But at least we know more about the LG WK9 Google Assistant touch screen speaker today than yesterday. With the camera above the screen you can make Duo calls.

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Amazon already did it with the Echo Show but Lenovo's functionally named Smart Display (from US$$200) is arguably a better looking bit of kit. For example, the query "Play "The Crown" on my TV" requires a Chromecast-connected TV, and controlling devices like lights and thermostats requires compatible smart lights and smart thermostats linked to Google Home.

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