LG Connects Appliances To Google Home

Expanding its connected appliance initiative, LG Electronics has equipped almost 87 of its appliances, including air conditioners, vacuums and air purifiers, with Google Assistant on Google Home compatibility.

According to the company, users can now use voice commands from anywhere within range of the Assistant on Google Home or on their smartphone to adjust thermostat settings on their LG air conditioner or check the air quality level in their home using their LG air purifier, for example. The Assistant on Google Home can also distinguish one voice from another for personalization.

Consumers can setup their appliances with the free LG SmartThinQ app, where users can control the entire lineup of smart appliances. The app learns about a consumer’s usage patterns and helps predict their needs by using adaptive technology to interpret usage habits and data, the company said.

“At LG, we’re making smart simple so consumers can enjoy all the convenience today’s connected home can offer without the hassle,” said David VanderWaal, vp/marketing, LG Electronics USA. “Gone are the days of constantly checking on your laundry cycles or wondering if the kids left the refrigerator door open. With new ways to control your home, a future-ready open platform, and the most extensive range of connected appliances available today, LG smart appliances will change the way you think— and the way you live— for the better.”

To encourage more consumers into the smart home category, LG is offering a Google Home U.S. retail promotion this fall. From October 8 through 25, anyone who purchases a Wi-Fi-enabled LG appliance will receive a free Google Home device. The retail promotion is available nationwide.