More and more speakers are getting voice control AI as music tech gets interactive and Bose are the latest to get in on the trend.
Google and Bose have announced that they are joining forces to bring voice-control power to more home speakers. Starting this week Bose are bringing Google Assistant to their line of smart speakers and soundbars to make them smarter and more interactive.
Bose speakers getting the voice-controlled artificial intelligence will be able to tell it to play music, find answers to your questions on the web, manage tasks and your planner, control smart devices and even more. As with other Google Assistant powered devices all functions are activated by simply saying, “Hey Google”.
Bose speakers with Google Assistant support will include: Bose Home Speaker 500, Bose Soundbar 500 and 700, and a new compact smart speaker that they will launch later this summer – Bose Home Speaker 300.
If you already own one of these Bose smart speakers or sound bars, it’s easy to get the Assistant set up. Your speaker and soundbar will automatically receive a software update introducing the Google Assistant as a voice assistant option. You can go to “Voice Settings” for the device in the Bose Music app, select the Google Assistant and follow the guided setup process.
And if you are purchasing a Bose smart speaker for the first time, you’ll be able to select the Assistant right at set up.