Several new offerings are highlighting a push from smart home voice control platform providers to expand voice control beyond the smart speaker form factor. The move will change how voice and smart home control are managed both inside and beyond the home. As usual Amazon has led the way, announcing a slew of new products in September with some starting shipping in the 4Q 2019. For its part, Google added voice control to its latest Wi-Fi mesh routers at the end of October. The routers were also branded as Nest devices to further emphasize their smart home capabilities.
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