While Amazon and Google compete for first place among the world’s smart speaker suppliers, the two technical giants remain open to hardware competition from Sonos and Bose, among others, with the goal of putting their voice assistants on as many third-party devices as possible
Of course, first and foremost, you need a software update that is applied automatically while we talk to you with valuable audio equipment. It is not surprising that the compact smart speaker is very similar to its big brother of 500 brands, minus the colour screen used to display album art and track information.
Users can interact with the Bose speakers by saying Hotlog from Hey Google and can also stream videos to TV with Chromecast in August. Bose confirmed that the speakers would receive support for Google Assistant. It is worth noting that the Bose speakers already support Alexa, giving users the choice between Alexa and Assistant of the Bose Music app. The aforementioned Bose speakers and sound bars receive an automatic software update and users can go to Voice settings in the Bose Music app to set Google Assistant as the default.
But we can assume that Bose can integrate both Alexa and Google assistant directly into the upcoming products. If you own a Bose Home speaker 500, Bose Soundbar 500 or Bose Soundbar 700, you will get the always listening Google Assistant functionality through a free automatic update.
In addition, Bose is launching the small Home Speaker 300 (see above) with the Google Assistant pre-loaded this summer. To enable or disable the Google Assistant, you would launch the Bose Music app and use the voice settings.
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