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Google Assistant is gaining ground in the smart home.

The search giant said on Thursday that its artificial intelligence-infused voice assistant now works with more than 5,000 smart home devices.

That's up from just 1,500 devices in January, according to Google.  

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Google Assistant is gaining ground in the smart home. The search giant said on Thursday that its artificial intelligence-infused voice assistant works with more than 5,000 smart devices

Tripling the number of devices that Google Assistant is compatible with should give the firm a strong foothold in the ongoing smart home wars. 

Big tech firms ranging from Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Samsung have all launched their respective smart speakers and digital assistants, but making sure they're compatible with a plethora of internet of things products around the home is no easy feat.

To this end, Google says its digital assistant works with a variety of smart cameras, dishwashers, doorbells, dryers, lights, plugs, thermostats, security systems, vacuums and locks, among many other technologies. 

'Over the past year, we've made great progress ensuring that the Google Assistant can work with all types of connected devices, and now every major device brand works with the Assistant in the US,' the firm explained in a blog post. 

Google says it has worked to incorporate the Assistant into more security cameras and smart doorbells to 'let you keep tabs on activity around your home'.

Google says it has tripled the number of smart home devices that its Google Assistant is compatible with, reaching 5,000 devices, up from 1,500 devices in January. 

Google says it has tripled the number of smart home devices that its Google Assistant is compatible with, reaching 5,000 devices, up from 1,500 devices in January. 

Google Assistant is currently available on the firm's voice-activated smart speaker, Google Home (pictured), as well as other devices like Android Auto, smart TVs and smartphones

Google Assistant is currently available on the firm's voice-activated smart speaker, Google Home (pictured), as well as other devices like Android Auto, smart TVs and smartphones

It's also trying to integrate Google Assistant into more smart home products like light bulbs, thermostats, window treatments and more.   

'We've been working with device brands around the world to ensure the Assistant works with all the most popular smart home devices', Google explained.

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