For air conditioners and Anova precision cooker.
Electrolux has become the first whitegoods company to partner with Google Home, powered by Google Assistant, which launched in November in the US. Its Frigidaire Cool Connect air conditioners and the Anova precision cooker, yet to become available in the Australian market, have been integrated into the new platform.
Electrolux has worked actively with over 300 brands to unlock the potential of the Internet of Things market through the Open Connectivity Foundation so that companies and brands can create products that work seamlessly together. Now Electrolux is expanding this work through partnerships with ecosystems including Google and Amazon to create new experiences for the consumer through voice and artificial intelligence.
Electrolux head of strategy and ecosystems, David Cronström said, “We are excited to be one of the early partners with Google Home, giving our consumers another way to interface with our products – just by using their voice. This is another step forward for Electrolux as we continue to create smart, connected appliances that shape the future of connected living.”
Using Google Home, consumers can use their voice to turn their Frigidaire Cool Connect air conditioners on and off, set the temperature as well as raising and lowering it, change modes and fan speeds. They can also ask what the current air conditioner settings are, as well as what the current temperature in the room is. With the Anove Precision Cooker, Google Home users can use voice control to set the temperature and check the status of the cooking.