Sony speakers with Chromecast built-in and Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV now work with Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant
"Now you can get the awesome sound and video quality of Sony products working together with Google Home. This functionality is available today for the Chromecast built-in Sony speakers and Android TV Sony 4K HDR televisions consumers already have at home, or plan to purchase for the holidays," said Mike Fasulo, President and COO of Sony Electronics. "This additional functionality is another example of Sony's commitment to customer choice by delivering new and innovative technologies."
With Google Home, users can play music on their connected Sony devices from popular music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood or activity. For example, a Google Home user can say, "Ok Google, play some workout music on my Sony speaker" or request to stream their favorite playlist from their music service. They can also control the speaker by saying, "Ok Google, turn it up/down, play, stop, skip" etc. or ask for the music title, "Ok Google, what is playing?" and Google Home will respond.
The Multi-room feature groups virtually any combination of Google Home, Chromecast Audio or Chromecast built-in Sony speakers together for synchronized music throughout the home. Users can create a group in the Google Home app called "all speakers" and say, "Ok Google, play party playlist on all speakers." The feature allows for a rich listening experience across multiple rooms.
Sony audio products with Chromecast built-in include: The model HT-ST9, HT-NT5, HT-CT790, HT-XT2, HT-RT5 sound bars, model STR-DN1070, STR-DN1060, and STR-DN860 receivers, model SRS-X99, SRS-ZR7, SRS-ZR5, and the SRS-HG1 wireless speakers. For more information on Chromecast built-in compatible Sony audio devices see: http://www.sony.com/electronics/music-streaming-services-devices#googlecast.
All Sony Android TVs support Google Home. For more information on Google Home compatible Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV see: http://www.sony.com/electronics/tv/t/televisions.
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