"LG ThinQ WK9 combines Google Assistant, awesome speakers and an 8" screen

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Past year we brought the Assistant to Android TV devices including NVIDIA's SHIELD TV and Sony's Android TVs, so you can find the latest blockbuster, stock up on snacks with Google Express and set the flawless movie watching mood lighting. The company made the announcement on the sidelines of the ongoing CES 2018 at Las Vegas. As part of the development, you will be able to manage and control a wide range of Insteon lighting system such as wall switches, plugs, outlets with voice. Running this experience is Android Things, Google's low-power OS meant for IoT devices. Smart displays can do everything the Google Assistant speakers can, with the additional benefit of a handsome touch screen.

To work with the new functionality, you need to link your account from within the Google Home app or the Google Assistant on the smartphone by using the Insteon Hub, which is 2245-222. Example voice commands might be "Change channel to ESPN", "Rewind 30 seconds", or "Search for Game of Thrones". "We have been through a lot of work to achieve this with [our] high end speakers - it's.relatively easy in small devices [like Echo or Google Home] but more hard [for us]".

At some point in the first half of this year Dish Network announced they will be adding multi-language voice control via Google Assistant to all Hopper DVRs, Joey clients, and Wally single-tuner HD receivers. New survey data from The Smart Audio Report also reveals how voice-activation in the home is fueling adoption of smart technology broadly and affecting how often consumers engage with other platforms throughout the day.

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