LG has announced a line-up of smart appliances that are fully compatible with the Google Assistant on the Google Home smart speaker (pictured).
The functionality will initially be available on LG’s Signature products in the US – the Signature washing machine and dryer, refrigerator, oven range and air purifier – as well as an air conditioner and robotic vacuum cleaner. Dates of availability in other markets will be announced locally at the time of launch.
With Google Home, users will be able to access the full range of the Google Assistant’s features on connected LG appliances.
For example, users can check the time remaining during wash cycles on their Signature washing machine, tell their Signature refrigerator to create more ice, or adjust thermostat settings on their air conditioner through simple spoken commands from anywhere within range of Google Home.
Said Song Dae-hyun, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance and Air Solutions Company: “Our partnership with Google demonstrates just how easy it is to smart-enable one’s home with friendly, approachable products.
“You don’t have to have a degree in rocket science to design your very own smart home. We look forward to expanding our working relationship with Google and other innovators in this dynamic market in the years to come to make the smart home a reality for all.”
LG is also offering Google Home compatibility on select connected appliances under the LG brand – including the new Hom-Bot Turbo+ robotic vacuum cleaner and smart air conditioner – with plans to expand the offering to additional products.