It was rumored since long time that Google is working with Bose to make noise reduced headphones compatible with Google Assistant. Google and Bose announced this officially. They optimized QC35 II on Noise reduction and made this compatible for Google Assistant.
Google Assistant is already working fine with phone speakers and smart speakers, but Google Assistant supported headphones were required for users, as users can’t use speakers all the time when traveling or when roaming around other places.
To make the headphone work with Google Assistant, Bose introduced a dedicated push button to connect with the Assistant.
Tomer Amarilio – Product Manager, Google Assistant wrote in the blog post
To get started, connect your QC 35 II headphones to your phone via Bluetooth, open your Google Assistant app and follow the instructions. From there, your Assistant is just a button away—push (and hold) the Action button on your headphones to easily and quickly talk to your Assistant.
What it can do?
Once connected to Assistant, you can enjoy almost everything you do on phone.
- Stay connected: You can hear your incoming messages, calendar events and more, automatically, from your headphones. So if you’re listening to your favorite song and you get a text, your Assistant can read it to you, no extra steps.
- Freedom to listen: Now it’s easier to access a playlist, skip a track or go to a new song when you’re listening to music—and the music experience will continue to get better over time. You can also keep up with news while you take walk, jump in a cab or go for a run. Just ask your Assistant to “play the news” and you’ll get a read-out of the current hot topics. You can choose from a variety of news sources, like CNBC, CNN, NPR and others.
- Keep in touch with friends and family: You can make a call with just a few simple words—“Call dad”—take the call from your headphones and continue on your way. No stopping or dialing, just talking.
Assistant support will be available on the QC 35 II in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Germany, France and the UK, and the headset retails for $349 in the U.S. – the same price as the QC 35 that came before.