Theis making friends in Germany.
At, the consumer electronics show in Berlin, Google’s announcing three new speakers with its built in. The Zolo Mojo by Anker, the TicHome Mini by MobVoi, and the will all supposedly work just like a Google Home — they’ll respond to voice commands and act as your personal assistant and smart home controller.
to developers with the hope that third parties would build it into new devices. Until now, we haven’t seen or heard much progress from those outside developers — though I did get to try a cocktail made by Google Assistant at the . The three new speakers announced at IFA are the first sign that new consumer-ready devices with the Assistant built-in are indeed on the way.
Details are scarce on the Zolo Mojo and TicHome Mini — you can read more about— but all three speakers are due out by the end of the year. Given how similar they seem to the Google Home — a smart speaker that responds to your voice commands — the announcement doesn’t seem to do much to help Google catch up to Amazon in device versatility. Amazon’s assistant Alexa is built into quite a few devices at this point, such as a , a and a . Alexa’s also in a .
Google also touted its integration within its announcement this morning. Soon, you’ll be able to control LG washers, dryers and vacuums with a voice command. . Still, it’ll be cool to control appliances with your voice, and Google’s blog promised more to come from Berlin’s big tech show.