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Google Assistant can order around LG's connected appliances

Mariella Moon

LG has placed its trust on Google Assistant and has given it the power to control its smart appliances. While it teamed up with Amazon earlier this year to give its refrigerators built-in access to Alexa, its partnership with Google is much bigger in scale. Now, you can control any of the company's 87 WiFi-connected smart home appliances by barking out orders through a Google Home speaker or through a compatible iOS or Android smartphone.

Once you're done setting voice control up through LG's SmartThinQ app, you can use commands within a Home speaker's range or through a phone to tell your fridge to make more ice or to tell your AC to adjust the temperature. If you have an LG washing machine, you can ask Assistant how much time is still left before your load is done. You can also ask it to check the quality of air in your home if you have LG air purifier or ask it to preheat the over before you get home from work.

To entice new customers to put the feature to good use, LG is giving away a free Google Home device with a WiFi-enabled LG appliance. The promo is available nationwide, but will only last from October 8th to 25th and is unfortunately limited to one Home speaker per household.