From the start, we've believed that your Google Assistant should be available wherever you need help, and that's why it's already on Google Home, eligible Android phones, iPhones, Google Allo and Android Wear. As of Friday 25 August, Apple users in the UK, Germany and France can install Google's answer to Siri for free. The Assistant is supposed to be a Siri counterpart in the Android universe, doing Google Searches and various other functions related to controlling devices.
Google Home is not the only smart speaker available in the market though.
The voice assistant from Google's Home smart speaker has been unleashed in third-party devices, with the launch of a new product from Panasonic that promises better sound quality. Google says that Assistant support will let people simply say, "Ok Google, start vacuuming" or, "Ok Google, is the laundry done?" to get chores done quickly.
Panasonic has announced the SC-GA10, a hi-fi speaker with Google Assistant built in. The dark model has a grey base and a black top while the light model has a silver base and a white top. The company on Wednesday announced in a blog post that three smart speakers from Anker, Mobvai and Panasonic will integrate the voice assistant.
The idea behind Google Assistant is that you can easily wake it with the Ok Google command and then set off on conversational engagement with it.
As far as connected speakers are concerned, both Mobvoi, Anker and Panasonic have announced they have a few products for fans of Google Assistant. Battery-powered and capable of functioning without being plugged in, the TicHome Mini also comes with an interchangeable strap that makes for easy carrying or hanging around the house. Now while some music services are compatible with Google Home or Google Assistant, you can still use those that are not, by using Bluetooth. Google and its partners have yet to share detailed specs for these devices, so we don't actually know what the differences are, other than a varying industrial designs.