I/O kicks off the next day to come, however Google is not losing time. Most likely the primary amongst many tantalizing bulletins, each Google and JBL have partnered to create the primary hybrid Assistant/Android TV tool, the Hyperlink Bar. No longer handiest is it a fully-featured Assistant speaker and soundbar, nevertheless it additionally offers customers a whole Android TV enjoy.
You’ll be able to recall to mind it as a move between a House, a Nexus Participant, and a soundbar. Plug it into your TV and yell at it to start out one thing on YouTube or regulate good house issues; you’ll even transfer HDMI inputs with a voice command on my own. And, regardless that it is not new, the Hyperlink Bar can be utilized for tune or house automation even with the TV off.
Within the video down beneath, there’s a truly attention-grabbing instance of issuing a couple of separate instructions in one sentence, as we do in herbal language. The mother says “Dim the lighting, flip off the TV, and play some tune on Pandora.” In the event you take a look at to do this now, Assistant does not understand how to maintain it and simply sends you to a Google seek. Expectantly, those separate instructions will come to the opposite iterations of Assistant quickly.
I will’t say that I will have ever conceived a tool like this, however I’ve to confess that it is a neat concept. Google additionally issues out that the Hyperlink Bar is the primary in a sequence of hybrid Assistant/Android TV units, so we will most probably depend on seeing extra within the close to long term (and even throughout I/O this week, however that is only a wager).
Google says that the JBL Hyperlink Bar might be to be had in fall and there might be demos at this I/O. Pricing is noticeably absent in this day and age.