LG's Appliances Now Play Nicely With Both Alexa & Google Assistant

LG's Appliances Now Play Nicely With Both Alexa & Google Assistant

Google Assistant is also now available for non-Android devices and other third party manufacturers.

Following off the arrival of the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus in February, Amazon are now bringing the Echo Spot to Australian customers.

Amazon has teamed up with ABC News and Fox Sports for the launch, with the two partners offering users video news flashes that they can watch on the display.

It's worth noting that it's a one way system - those on the other end of the Echo will not be able to respond to the announcements, making it very much an instructional exchange. Calling all rooms! Dinner is served! Or use Echo Spot in the kitchen to easily set and view timers, call friends and family with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App, see shopping and to do lists, and more.

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The company has recently announced that its ThinQ-branded appliances will now play nicely with more than just one digital assistant and will now work with either Amazon's Alexa or Google Assistant.

If you prefer an Echo, Amazon holds the best price for that smart speaker, which is now $15 off and priced at $84.99. Plus, with the multi-room music feature, you can play your favourites throughout your home, with synchronised music across all of your Echo devices. We hear from customers that they love using their Echo devices together, and Alexa Announcements offers another way to do that.

Alexa Announcements enables users to make one-way announcements across all the Echo devices in a household, Amazon says, with consumers able to broadcast messages across the house using Alexa voice commands.

Available for pre-order today from amazon.com.au/echospot, the Amazon Echo Spot comes in black or white and is available for pre-orders starting today for $199 (RRP) or through select retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, and Myer.

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