Google Assistant Comes to meShare Devices
meShare platform now works with Google’s voice assistant
CHAMPAIGN, IL November 1, 2018 -- meShare, a secure IoT platform, adds support for the Google Assistant to its compatible devices. Consumers that own eligible devices can now use voice control to interact with meShare supported devices to monitor their home.
"The meShare community was eager to use Google Assistant to interact with their devices," said Jen Quinlan, VP of Marketing at meShare. "Now, by saying, "Hey Google", you can check on any of your meShare supported cameras' feeds with your TV or other smart displays."
The popularity of voice control is evident through the growth of the smart speaker market. According to a March 2018 report by IDC, the total value of smart speakers worldwide reached $4.4 billion in 2017. And the number is projected to hit $11.8 billion in 2018.
For current meShare compatible device owners, enabling Google Assistant takes just a few steps. Download the Google Home app and add meShare through "Home Control". After the meShare account is linked, Google will find all the compatible devices and add them automatically. Whenever new devices are added through the meShare app, users can ask their Google Assistant to "sync my devices" to update them on the Google Assistant side.
Talk to Google Assistant to see the live stream from your meShare supported devices. Say, "Hey Google" followed by the device's location in your home and where you'd like to cast the device's feed.
For current meShare users that own Google Assistant compatible products, a firmware update is required. Follow prompts within the meShare app to update cameras' firmware to the latest version.
From its inception in 2014, meShare's goal is to create an IoT ecosystem with advanced AI features, big data analytics, and a strong network of devices, users, service providers, and more. With its data center in Champaign, IL, research and development team in Shenzhen and an innovation lab in Silicon Valley, meShare is one of the few platform companies that offers an open and compatible IoT ecosystem. For more information, please visit https://www.meshare.com/.