Google Assistant on Wear OS gets more functionality

We can also expect Assistant integrations for ADT lights, Xiaomi lights, Hunter Douglas blinds, Arlo security cameras, Hisense A/C and humidifiers, and new LG appliances.

With the services on Google Home, users can now get information on the device itself or Google Assistant - on a smartphone.

The previously announced Actions are now coming to Wear OS. The company will most likely announce additional brand partners during its I/O conference.

Get helpful alerts from your security cameraSecurity cameras and smart doorbells let you keep tabs on activity around your home, and we've worked to ensure that the Google Assistant works seamlessly with these devices. It'll also be even easier to control home entertainment using Logitech Harmony hub-based remotes with the Google Assistant. For example, you can use Assistant to ask Bay Trains when the next train is leaving. Ideal for quick interactions when you're on the go! "With Amazon and Google vying for spots in both the smart home and eCommerce spaces, Google's pricing has revitalised the artificial intelligence race to dominate the home". However, it seems like Amazon is still in the lead. These are actionable commands that you can program to trigger other smart home devices.

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To make Google Assistant better, the company has announced a new investment programme for early-stage startups to build an enhanced digital assistant ecosystem.

"We're welcoming companies across a diverse range of fields, including startups that are developing technologies that broaden the Assistant's set of features", Sanjay Kapoor, Vice President, Corporate Development at Google said in a blog post on Wednesday.

That's impressive, but Google Assistant still trails Alexa from a compatibility perspective: By some estimates, Alexa is compatible with over 11,000 smart devices, more than double the count of Google Assistant.

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