+ Friday March 22nd, 2019

Around the Home

Hisense confirms 2019 Australian Android TV Series, Google Assistant and Alexa on VIDAA 3.0

In a surprise move Hisense Australia has confirmed to Ausdroid that the brand will sell an Android TV series as part of their 2019 product range: “Android fans will also be excited to hear we will be introducing an Android TV to the Australian market providing Australian consumers more choice …

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Google Home will now add sound effects to a story while you read it — US only

Google Home has some great interactions that can be used by kids and families alike. Google have now added to this with a new ability for the Google Assistant to add sound effects to a Disney story as you read it. For a limited number of Disney stories, and only …

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Samsung and RACV bring Smart Home platform SmartThings to Australia from today – but only in Victoria

Smart Home enthusiasts have long lamented the lack of Samsung’s smart home platform ‘SmartThings’. Today marks the introduction of Samsung SmartThings in Australia, with a new partnership with the RACV. The partnership between the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria and Samsung will offer RACV customers the option to purchase a …

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Google Assistant now wants you to be more polite, can show lyrics on Smart Displays and more in latest update

It’s only been a couple of weeks since the last major update to Google Assistant, but there’s more coming with a new update finally adding a few previously announced features. Pretty Please The first update is the ‘Pretty Please’ feature announced at Google I/O in May. This feature is a …

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Personalise your security notifications with Arlo Smart, now available in Australia and New Zealand

There are a lot of smart home security products on the market now and many of them inundate you with notification after notification for each and every time their threshold is met. Arlo is looking help Australians and New Zealanders prevent that with the introduction of their AI software package …

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