Voice assistant

BBC lifts lid on Beeb voice assistant

British pubcaster the BBC has revealed more details of its ‘Beeb’ voice assistant, including a public trial. News had been quiet about the AI helper since its initial announcement in August 2019, with some details revealed the following month. Now, the broadcaster has said that it will start testing it publicly as a beta to […]

BBC reveals more details on Beeb voice assistant, confirms international and commercial availability outside UK

The BBC has revealed more details on its upcoming Beeb voice assistant. In comments made to DTVE following the BBC Global News Digital Upfronts in London, a spokesperson confirmed that the voice assistant, currently being developed under the working title ‘Beeb’, is “being constructed to be both international and commercial outside the UK”.  The voice […]

LG rolls out Google Assistant on TVs in more markets

LG is set to launch Google Assistant on its TVs in seven more markets in the fourth quarter as part of its efforts to “raise the bar for voice recognition solutions”. The voice assistant will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom with support in five languages. The […]

Roku launches whole home audio scheme, plans voice assistant

Roku has launched a scheme to allow companies to build soundbars and speakers using Roku software, and has also announced plans to develop and launch a voice assistant. Roku said that its ‘whole home entertainment licensing program’ will enable electronics manufacturers to make surround sound and multi-room audio systems using Roku Connect software. Roku Connect […]