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CES 2018: LG's Google Assistant Ready Smart Display Revealed

CES 2018: LG's Google Assistant Ready Smart Display Revealed

If you look at Alexa, you can only control via Amazon Echo smart speakers. Lenovo is aiming to make Smart Display your all-in-one in-home entertainment/assistant device.

LG hasn't offered any details regarding pricing and availability of the device, but already listed the ThingQ WK9 on its website as "Coming Soon". It has impressive stereo speakers of its own, tuned by Meridian Audio, but it stands out with an 8” touchscreen.

The feature is arriving on the company's Hopper, Joey and Wally devices at some unspecified time in the first half of this year.

Google Assistant will be able to communicate directly with the connected TiVo, translating spoken phrases hands-free to the box as if they were spoken into a TiVo Vox remote. With the addition of a display, though, such information is complimented with visual aids, showing your routes traffic conditions, or video news briefings from YouTube, for instance. The front-facing camera will come in handy for video calling, using Google Duo.

The LG Smart Ecosystem has been contributing to the smart home industry in many ways.

"Google Assistant will follow you, from your phone...or from future headphones that will have a voice assistant built in".

Responding to media, Mark Spates, Product Lead for Smart Home at Google revealed that the intention of the company is to create a smart home experience with the Google Assistant coupled with products manufactured by smart startups such as Insteon. So well, we can say CES 2018 exhibition was all about Google assistant powered devices.