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Amazon Alexa now has more than 7,000 voice apps, Google Assistant coming to TV

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Amazon s Alexa now has more than 7,000 skills voice apps , according to a presentation given at CES the Computer Electronics Show by Amazon s Mike George, who demonstrated an LG refrigerator with Alexa built in.

Alexa, like Microsoft s Cortana, is making a push to be included in a broad range of third-party connected devices.

Skills discovery is even larger problem than smartphone app discovery because there s no good voice-based way to find skills, although you can discover skills via the Alexa app or online.

Not wanting to be completely overshadowed by Alexa in the digital assistant arena, Google announced that The Google Assistant is making its way to Android TV in the coming months.

The Google Assistant will search for and play media, but Google also sees the Assistant on TV as smart home controller and general search tool like Home .

Here are some of the example actions/commands for Google Assistant on your TV:

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