More devices and appliances will be announced in the coming weeks.
This could be with any Google Assistant device, such as a phone, Google Home, or one of the new third-party speakers.
Users, for example, will be able to say 'Ok Google, wash my clothes' to start the washer and 'Ok Google, are my clothes clean?
On the Microsoft blog, the company's own Corporate Vice President of Cortana Engineering, Andrew Shuman, said he would frequently have to use Alexa for certain tasks he couldn't accomplish with Cortana.'I talk to Cortana every day — at home, work and on-the-go — to get information about my day, to set reminders so I don't forget things, and to answer my questions.
But I don't just use one digital assistant,' he wrote.'I also frequently talk to Alexa to listen to audio books or to add things to my shopping list.'Alexa is mostly used in Echo devices that sit on surfaces throughout the home, whereas Cortana is mostly used on PCs.
Additionally, Google has also partnered with appliance manufacturers like LG.
Starting later this year, users will be able to control compatible appliances like washers, dryers, vacuums and more with Google Assistant.The devices will also be able to recognize different voices, such as one user from their roommate or partner.The devices will also be able to recognize different voices, such as one user from their roommate or partner Starting later this year, users will be able to control compatible appliances like washers, dryers, vacuums and more with Google Assistant.In the future, Bezos believes Cortana and Alexa will get become smart enough to direct a request to the proper assistant.Alexa, Cortana and other virtual assistants are known to use data from their own walled gardens and not talk to each other.' to see when the load is done.'The Assistant already supports more than 70 home automation manufacturers, including Honeywell, Netatmo, TP-Link, and Wemo, so you can get help with everyday things using your voice,' Google said.'Whether you need to dim the lights to 20 percent, set the sprinkler, or turn on your slow cooker, you can just start with 'Ok Google...."'Google's move to bring it's voice assistant to third-party devices is likely a move to compete with Amazon, which has been dominating the market with Alexa.