Starting today, Bose is bringing Google Assistant to its Home Speaker 500, Soundbar 500, and Soundbar 700. Bose also announced the Home Speaker 300, which is due out this summer.
With Google Assistant, Bose users get hands-free support for music, timers, news, weather, smart home control, and Google search to answer questions.
The news comes just days after Spotify shared its first experiment with hardware but is likely a response to the introduction of , which also talk to Amazon’s Alexa.
Like the two assistant setup with Sonos, Alexa and Google Assistant can’t be used interchangeably and one must be chosen in the Bose Music app, but if you have multiple speakers you could have one that uses Google Assistant and another that uses Alexa.