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Google Assistant to Release App to Control Smart Home Devices

United States: Google Assistant, an intelligent personal assistant developed by Google, is set to release in the middle of 2017. Google Assistant will be used in connecting the users to smart home devices, such as Android TV, Android Wear and other home devices, by voice input through their smartphones or smartwatches.

It is an Artificial Intelligence based service that would handle the follow-up questions of the users, understand the wider context & correlate the questions asked by the user, for providing them with an appropriate response.

Google Assistant is already available on company's Pixel smartphones and Google Home and will soon be available on the Android play store. The google assistant is like Google Home which uses a simple voice request to trigger Google Home and can be used to play music, podcasts or radio from services like Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora and TuneIn.

TechSci depicts that the growing number of smart devices like smart watch, smart phones and tablets etc. coupled with the growing industry of IOT will cause a surge in the use of Google Assistant in the coming years. This will also allow the devices to connect and synchronise easily without any hustle, which, in turn, will lead to an increase in the deployment of these smart home connected devices.

According to recently published report by TechSci ResearchGlobal Smart Homes Market By Application, By Technology, By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 – 2021”, the global smart homes market is projected to cross $ 60 billion by 2021. On the basis of application, the market has been segmented into five categories, namely, Energy Management Systems, Security & Access Control Systems, HVAC Control Systems, Entertainment Control Systems and Others. Among these categories, Energy Management Systems dominated the global smart homes market in 2015. With increasing government efforts to optimize energy consumption, the adoption of energy management systems is expected to further increase in the coming years. In 2015, North America dominated the global smart homes market, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America. 

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