Devices supporting Google Assistant have more than tripled in last four months

Google Assistant has had a good few months: Google’s smart
assistant is
now compatible with more than 5,000 devices
, up from the
1,500 it worked with back in January.

According to Google, it’s a list made up of a huge variety of
products, including “cameras, dishwashers, doorbells, dryers,
lights, plugs, thermostats, security systems, switches,
vacuums, washers, fans, locks, sensors, heaters, AC units, air
purifiers, refrigerators, and ovens.” It’s a big jump — at
least, numerically speaking — and if nothing else, it’s a sign
that the full court press that Google started at the beginning
of the year with its
massive Google Assistant-themed booth at CES
is starting to
show some results.

Compare that number to Apple’s Homekit, which has just 195
products listed on Apple’s
official site
of devices that work with the iOS-based smart
home system, and it seems like Google is making some serious
progress.

But Google still has Amazon to contend with in the smart home
assistant space. And while Amazon doesn’t offer any statistics
on the number of compatible hardware devices, there were

over 25,000 Alexa skills as of the end of last year
.

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