Xiaomi smart devices now support Google Assistant

James Marshall
May 15, 2018

In a bid to change that, Xiaomi is bringing support for Google Assistant to its smart home devices.

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker, is bringing its smart home products to the western shores, and it is adding Google Assistant support, too.

(G.N.S) DT.14 Xiaomi products, which sell well in markets like India and home country China, have had a hard time gaining traction in the U.S., where Google and Apple dominate the market.

The first items up for support will be the Mi Bedside Lamp, Mi LED Smart Bulb, and Mi Smart Plug. The Chinese company has not yet revealed the pricing and timeline, but interested buyers can expect the lamp to arrive first. The first to go on sale, Xiaomi Mi Bedside Lamp is supposed to hit the shelves in the USA sometime in May, while the other two smart products are expected to arrive in the coming months. The latter of the bunch is the accessory that can turn ordinary products into interconnected smart devices, letting owners switch an ordinary device on or off with just a basic voice command.

Xiaomi's Smart Home Devices Now Work With Google Assistant
Assistant support coming to Xiaomi's smart home products, US launch soon

We'll be keeping a close eye out for this smart home USA launch, don't you worry.

"We've always been considering entering the USA market", said Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi. Xiaomi sells a few products here in the States, though none of them are phones.

"We plan to start entering the market by end 2018, or by early 2019". It also revealed that it is expanding into France and Italy, while a deal with the telecommunications company Hutchison will allow it to reach farther than those countries.

Of equal importance, however, is the mention of a US launch.

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