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Sony makes it easier to use Google Assistant on existing headphones

4 monthes ago   |   By Engadget

Today, the Sony WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X headphones received software update 2.0.0, which integrates them with Google Assistant. A number of headphones already allow this with a press and hold of the call button, but full integration has additional be...
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Best Google Assistant headphones: Smart sounds from Bose, Sony, and more

Best Google Assistant headphones: Smart sounds from Bose, Sony, and more

4 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Google and its partners have announced that support for Google Assistant is coming to many wireless headphones. Before now, the only stand-out headphones optimised for Google Assistant were the Bose QuietComfort 35 II and Google's own Pixel Buds. Now, it's slowly making its way to headphones and earbuds from brands like Harman/JBL, Sony, and others. With this kind of integration, you can access the AI assistant without opening your phone. All you have to do is touch a button on the side of the headphones and then speak directly with Google Assistant. Using voice commands, you can cue...
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Google Assistant rolling out to Sony's two biggest wireless headphones

Google Assistant rolling out to Sony's two biggest wireless headphones

4 monthes ago   |   By Android Central

Available now for the WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X.
Sony announced at CES this January that it was updating many of its headphones with official support for the Google Assistant , and we're now seeing that promise come to light as Google's virtual helper is making its way to the WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X.
Android Police first caught wind of this news, with screenshots showing what you can expect when the update comes your way.
A pop-up in the Sony Headphones Connect app will alert you once the update's arrived, and after upgrading your headphones' software to v2.0.0, the Google Assistant will be...
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Sony's promised Google Assistant update for its headphones is finally rolling out

Sony's promised Google Assistant update for its headphones is finally rolling out

4 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Sony is finally rolling out deeper support for Google Assistant on some of its headphones, making good on a promise it made at CES 2018 when it first announced the feature, as spotted by Android Police .
For now, the update seems to be arriving for Sony's WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X headphones, adding a few new features to how Google's Assistant works. Now, instead of summoning Assistant by holding down the call button, users can change the noise cancellation / ambient noise toggle to trigger Assistant instead, along with getting faster push-to-talk and proper iOS support. Users with the...
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