Sony Integrates Products with Google Home
Sony Electronics has announced that with recent firmware updates, Google Home users can now use voice control to stream music and video to several models of its speakers and TVs.
With Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant, users can cast several music streaming services, including YouTube Music, to turn up the volume, or skip to the next track just by using their voice, starting with "Ok Google." Google's Multi-room group feature allows users to group Google Home and supported Sony speakers together in the Google Home app to play the same song on both Google Home and the Sony speakers using their voice or mobile device.
With Google Home, users can play music on their connected Sony devices from popular music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood, or activity. They can also control the speaker by saying, "Ok Google, turn it up/down, play, stop, skip" etc. or ask for the music title, "Ok Google, what is playing?" and Google Home will respond.
"Now you can get the awesome sound and video quality of Sony products working together with Google Home. This functionality is available today for the Chromecast built-in Sony speakers and Android TV Sony 4K HDR televisions consumers already have at home or plan to purchase for the holidays," said Mike Fasulo, president and chief operations officer at Sony Electronics, in a statement. "This additional functionality is another example of Sony's commitment to customer choice by delivering new and innovative technologies."
Google Home users can now enjoy hands-free, voice-enabled control of their VIZIO SmartCast TVs, displays, sound bars, and speakers.