Whirlpool Corporation Offers Proactive Home Voice Alerts as a Launch Collaborator for Google Assistant Voice Notifications
BENTON HARBOR, Michigan., May 25, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) today announced it is enhancing its voice command capabilities as a launch collaborator for Google Assistant voice notifications, a new feature available through the smart assistant software Google staff. Unveiled at Google I / O Conference at Mountain View, California., Google Assistant voice notifications will soon be available on select Maytag and Whirlpool brand connected washers and dryers manufactured since 2016, and on select JennAir and KitchenAid connected brand products later this year. *
Unlike traditional voice control features that require direct questions, these voice notifications will proactively alert appliance users with updates. For owners of Whirlpool and Maytag brand washers and dryers, this will include alerts on the status of laundry and dryer cycles, including notifications of when laundry is ready to be moved to the dryer and when the drying is complete.
“As a global leader in kitchen and laundry appliances, Whirlpool Corporation is deeply committed to providing the best possible user experience of home appliances,” said Ludo Beaufils, vice president of product marketing for North America. “Through our continued voice collaboration with Google Home, we have added advanced voice control features to our products to make them even easier and more enjoyable to use. We are excited to be working with Google on voice notifications for the Google Assistant, because it will help us in our mission to improve the home life of our consumers around the world. “
As Whirlpool Corporation expands support for Google Assistant voice notifications, other connected devices such as ovens, refrigerators and microwave ovens will provide users with real-time, proactive alerts.
Owners of supported devices will be able to access enhanced Google Assistant voice notification features for free via a firmware update by adjusting device settings in the Google Home app. Just tap on the Whirlpool device, the settings icon and tap “voice notifications” to activate it. Google Assistant voice notifications are supported in eight languages and will be available for select Whirlpool Corporation products in the United States and other regions, including Europe, India, Canada, and Mexico.
* A connected subscription may be required. WiFi and app required. Features subject to change. Details and privacy information at whirlpool.com/connect.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading manufacturer of kitchen and laundry appliances, with approximately $ 19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2020. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brands in almost all the countries of the world. Additional information about the company is available at WhirlpoolCorp.com.
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