Google denies being locked out of the home automation market

We reported recently that when it comes to home automation it was a once-horse race, with Amazon’s Alexa well ahead, and Google and Siri far behind.

Google would like to let us know that this is a misconception, as they feel they are rapidly catching up.

While Google Assistant only supported 1,500 devices in January this year, this number has already climbed to 5,000 devices today, with support for  “cameras, dishwashers, doorbells, dryers, lights, plugs, thermostats, security systems, switches, vacuums, washers, fans, locks, sensors, heaters, AC units, air purifiers, refrigerators, and ovens.”

Of course, this still pales against the 12,000 devices supported by Amazon’s Alexa, with that device still sporting more than 70% market share in the US, but the rate of growth suggests buyers will soon have a real choice no matter which gadget they wish to control.

Via the Verge