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LG Electronics USA’s portfolio of Wi-Fi connected smart appliances is now compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The company’s range of Wi-Fi enabled appliances includes air conditioners, air purifiers, vacuums and major appliances.
Agan Aroma is releasing Moodo, a customizable smart home scent diffuser, to the marketplace. The scent diffuser is centered on customization and personalization, and works with Amazon Alexa or an app to change the room’s scent based on individual preferences.
Neato Robotics has integrated Google Assistant on Google Home within its connected lineup of robotic vacuums. The integration further expands technical capabilities and ensures that Neato is fully integrated into the smart connected home, the company said.
The Behmor Connected Brewer will soon be integrated with Amazon’s Alexa voice service and will also offer the online retailer’s Dash replenishment service.
At IFA 2016 in Berlin, LG Electronics demonstrated its expanding smart home ecosystem with more partnerships and collaborations, highlighted by its cooperation with Amazon.