Samsung's 2019 TV lineup supports Alexa and Google Assistant


Google Assistant vs. Amazon Alexa is really about queries at scale. It's very likely that many users are using the Google Assistant, indeed Google notes that the number of active users has quadrupled over the past year.

Google runs a similar course with the competition Software Assistant. After that slow initial rollout, Google continued to bring it to more and more third-party devices, including the iPhone in May 2017. It's simple. By putting Google Assistant everywhere, it is going to get more people interested in using the Google Assistant for everything. The company said Assistant is now compatible with over 10,000 smart home devices from over 1,600 brands, up from the 5,000 devices from May 2018. All told, more than 100 million Alexa devices have been sold.

While not all the devices included in the 100 million figure are made by Amazon, it does emphasise the public's trust in the company's AI voice assistant, Alexa.

Contextual knowledge from the LG ThinQ AI assistant will also intelligently weave the assistant's together, remembering previous commands so that you can talk in a more natural way to trigger previously or regularly used commands.

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This year, at CES 2019, Google's physical presence at the show is three times bigger, and accompanies a similarly impossible-to-escape ad campaign. The company apparently sold millions of Google Home devices over the holidays, with smart displays being the main standout. And even this year we can expect the company to make a couple of interesting announcements.

Along with Android smartphones, Google is also selling more devices that support Assistant.

New Google Assistant features include natural conversation, multiple voice settings, and more smart home compatibility.

Google Assistant has come a long way over the previous year, so the growth is kind of well-deserved.