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Google wants headphone makers to add a dedicated Assistant button

September 22, 2017


After bringing its voice-activated Assistant to phones and speakers, Google is now working with gadget makers to build in support for the service into headphones, starting with Bose and its new QC 35 II Bluetooth set.

You’ll need an iPhone or Android device for this to work, of course. Once you’ve paired your headphones, you can simply push a dedicated button on the QC 35 II to invoke Assistant and issue commands for things like making calls and playing back your messages, favorite playlists or even the day’s top news stories.

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