LG WK9 is the latest ThinQ Google Assistant touchscreen speaker

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If you look at Alexa, you can only control via Amazon Echo smart speakers.

B&O also announced AirPlay 2 support is coming to 10 devices including the Beoplay M3, M5 and A9 mk2 and Beosound range.

Case in point, Lenovo just unveiled the Smart Display a few days ago, and the announcement was immediately followed by LG debuting its own touchscreen speaker called the ThingQ WK9.

LG is not entirely straightforward about the technical specifications of the WK9 either, merely listing on the Korean company's official USA website support for proprietary ThinQ Artificial Intelligence capabilities, "premium class sound" tuned by Meridian Audio, the 8-inch size of the product's touch screen display, and both built-in Google Assistant and Chromecast functionality.

If it seems like the Google Assistant is everywhere, that's kind of because it is. We will continue to roll out the Assistant to existing Android TVs such as AirTV Player, Bouygues Telecom, LG U+, TCL, Skyworth and Xiaomi. The new feature will come to Hopper, Joey, and Wally boxes.

Obviously, the Google Assistant is running the show, so you can go ahead and watch videos on YouTube, ask questions or check the weather and much more.

In order to link the devices, users are required to connect to them through the Google Home app or Google Assistant on their smartphone.

Responding to media, Mark Spates, Product Lead for Smart Home at Google revealed that the intention of the company is to create a smart home experience with the Google Assistant coupled with products manufactured by smart startups such as Insteon.

The LG Smart Ecosystem has been contributing to the smart home industry in many ways.

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