Google Assistant gets new features on Wear OS, including Actions support

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We're also making it easy to turn any TV into a smart TV with Chromecast, so you can easily control what you're watching with the Google Assistant from smart speakers like Google Home.

In its current state, Google Assistant on the wrist is good at the basics, but more detailed questions are best reserved for your phone or Google Home. An recent analysis estimated that Amazon Alexa worked with roughly 11,200 unique smart home devices in 2017.

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HDFC Securities Ltd, the financial services intermediary of private lender HDFC Bank, has integrated a new voice-based assistant, Arya, into Google Home and Amazon Echo to offer a self-serving digital service to its customers. Alexa powered devices also feature the same functionalities.

Next up, Google Assistant now has a voice. Well, it sounds insane but voicing out commands is way easier. These devices include cameras, dishwashers, doorbells, dryers, lights, plugs, thermostats, security systems, switches, vacuums, washers, fans, locks, sensors, heaters, AC units, air purifiers, refrigerators, and ovens, Turner said. Unlike Google Home, however, there's nothing special about this routine, and you can easily customize it or delete it altogether if you prefer. But at least hundreds of millions more users have access to Google Assistant and Siri through their Android and iOS devices, and to Cortana through machines running Windows, and the jury's still out as to what devices will prove most popular for speaking to smart audio assistants. Things like smarter suggestions, spoken answers, and the ability to perform Actions are all now available to Wear OS watches. The user will have the option to skim through all the recommendations and invest accordingly. When controlling individual devices you can choose to set the on/off state, intensity level, or color, subject to what the device is capable of. That means all the Actions that require you to say "Talk to [thing]" will work on your wearable.

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