As part of today's announcement, meanwhile, Sonos confirmed its support of Google Assistant will include the latter's top first-party actions including Continued Conversation, Broadcast mode and the ability to choose a different voice for the assistant.
The rollout starts in the US and then will expand support to the UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, France, The Netherlands and more over the coming months.
It also shows how a company can use your data and the ways you can limit the control of data it collects. We imagine a day where we'll have multiple voice assistants operating concurrently on the same device, and we're committed to making that happen as soon as possible. With this support, you can play music, get to know traffic to work, control your home and more. Sonos has actually been testing the functionality with a group of its beta users since earlier in the year, and found that one assistant per speaker was the most readily understood.
The Google Assistant access via the free software update is now only available for users in the United States.
In its announcement, Sonos is promoting a mixed use case between Google Assistant and Alexa for users who have multiple speakers.
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There are some Google Assistant features lacking from Sonos devices. They're features the company is working with Google on enabling, though.
The new design of Google Assistant is a transparent overlay that darkens that area at the bottom of the display and puts the words "Hi, I'm listening" to show that Google Assistant is active.
Basic Playback controls are available even for music services that didn't make this initial list, and consumers are also able to ask for a whole range of other things offered by the Google Assistant, including news briefings, weather, calendar entries, directions and more.
"We experienced a temporary outage for some of our customers this morning as a result of the firmware update to Sonos players", the company said in a statement to CNET. Yes, according to reports, Million of Chinese Speakers have access to Google Assistant, which is an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant developed by Google. Sonos is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.