After pulling out all the stops at CES last year, Google was expected to go even bigger this year. And that's what it did. The search giant has built a massive booth to showcase its Google Assistant software, and even set up an interactive ride for guests. Plus it partnered with other companies, including Samsung, Lenovo and McAfee to tout new Assistant integrations.
Originally published on Jan. 7, this gallery will be regularly updated throughout CES.
Google unveiled Assistant's Interpreter mode, which aims to serve as a go-between for people who don't speak the same language. It'll be available on Google's own Home Hub smart display, plus others made by Google's partners, including Lenovo, JBL and LG.
Google wants developers to build cool stuff with Google Assistant. To that end, it introduced Google Assistant Connect at CES 2019. It's an inexpensive platform that typically comes in the form of a chipset that developers can build into their gadgets.
Orbit B-hyve was already pretty smart. It's a smart sprinkler that replaces the controller for your in ground system and it monitors the weather. At CES 2019, it's getting even smarter. You could already start watering and control your schedule with an app and Amazon's assistant Alexa. Now B-hyve also works with Alexa's main competitor: Google Assistant.
Smart mirrors are popping up everywhere at CES 2019 and Capstone Connected Home is jumping in the game with a Google Assistant-enabled model. The touchscreen mirror allows you to download apps from the Google Play store, stream YouTube and ask Google Assistant anything you would in a standard smart speaker. You can also compose emails and messages by typing directly on the mirror.
Get alerts for home water leaks in real time with this $50 D-Link sensor. It talks to the cloud wirelessly and comes with a 6-foot probe. It's also battery-powered so you can deploy it in lots of spots around the house.
First Alert, better known for their smoke alarms, now has a video doorbell. Called the Onelink Bell, the connected ringer boasts 1080p HD resolution, a wide-angle lens, night vision, plus two-way audio. It plays nice with Google Assistant and Alexa as well.
The GE Kitchen hub includes recipes and guided cooking via SideChef, but also supports streaming music and movies, video chatting, social networking, smart home controls and built-in Google Assistant smarts, thanks to the GE Appliances U+ Connect platform (formerly the Haier U+ Smart Life Platform).
Appliance maker Gourmia unveiled a new, smart kitchen appliance. The $150 11-in-1 Deluxe Multicooker works with Google Assistant voice commands. It will also respond to voice instructions you give to Alexa, plus Gourmia's Mia mobile app.
In the Innit app for iOS and Android, you can find meal recommendations, filter by dietary preferences and watch how-to videos as you cook. You can also send instructions like oven temperature to Wi-Fi-enabled ovens from any brand Innit supports. And now, Innit is coming to the Google Home Hub and other Google Assistant-enabled smart displays with the same helpful resources.
KitchenAid has stepped into the smart display ring with its own gadget. The connected appliance is splash-resistant to stand up to kitchen spills. It's also one of a growing number of smart displays powered by Google Assistant.
Most home theater rigs don't provide much free space to add extra components. Create a little more room with the 40-inch Klipsch Bar 40G sound bar. It's designed to offer the sound of multiple speakers in one. It also boasts native support for Google Assistant. That'll help you avoid additional clutter by not having to squeeze in a smart speaker too.
Have lots of money to burn, and crave a bathroom remodel that puts Google Assistant within easy access? Consider Kohler's smart bathroom collection. The line includes an intelligent toilet, a free-standing bath, a lighted mirror and a lighted three-piece vanity. All have accent lights you can control through voice commands put to Google Assistant.
The $999 Vuzix Blade might be the first pair of Alexa-compatible smart glasses. Its creators also say they'll add compatibility with Google Assistant in the future too. The headset takes video and photos, and plays audio through integrated headphones. It can also display images, video, apps and messages, right on the lenses.