Mercedes-Benz adds both Alexa and Google Assistant connectivity

The Amazon Echo and the Echo Dot come in white and black. If you have a large home you can buy multiple Echoes  Dots to “hey Alexa” in every room

The Amazon Echo and the Echo Dot come in white and black. If you have a large home you can buy multiple Echoes Dots to “hey Alexa” in every room

Mercedes-Benz owners of 2016 and 2017 models across the United States will now be able to take their Amazon Echo or Google Home experience wherever they go.

For example, Google Home users will be able to say "Ok, Google, tell Mercedes Me to start my auto".

I really like the Google Home; it's easier to interact with than the Amazon Echo, and seems to stumble less when trying to understand what I'm saying. The ad, which features an actor in full employee regalia clutching a Whopper, interacts with Google Home devices whether you want it to or not.

Home assistant devices such as Echo and Google Home are created to bring convenience to the lives of their users.

Amazon is also pursuing other avenues to make its voice service ubiquitous. And while Google Home has also been stepping up its own game, its relatively new status (at least, when compared to the Echo), certainly puts it at a disadvantage.

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Smart home devices like Google Home or Amazon Echo are being sold more and more each year, as more services are offered to customers with such devices. For instance, drivers can talk to their homes' Nest thermostats and adjust the temperature, turn on the lights, and open the garage door all before they even pull into the driveway. On Thursday, Google released new changes to its voice recognition home device that gives it the ability for up to six people to connect their accounts to one device.

However, this marks the first time an ad agency actually sat around a conference table and thought this intentional activation of users' devices would be a good idea. But starting today, Google Home will allow for multiple Google accounts.

Everybody must admit that now that we have so many virtual assistants, life without them would seem very hard.

Most Android phones can summon Google when the user holds down the home button, but bringing up Alexa on the Mate 9 isn't so simple.

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