Audio equipment maker Klipsch had a sizable presence at this year’s CES. While the company did not launch any major new products, the company did announce its intention to jump onto the smart speakers and voice assistant bandwagon. Klipsch has in two separate press releases announced that several of its products will soon add support for two of the most popular voice assistants, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Let us take a look at all the Klipsch speakers that will support either of these voice assistants.
Klipsch speakers Alexa integration
Klipsch confirmed that its wireless speakers and amplifiers will support the Amazon Alexa Connected Speaker APIs. Supported devices include all Klipsch DTS Play-Fi equipped speakers in the Klipsch Stream wireless multi-room audio system, reference RSB-14 and RSB-8 soundbars, Heritage Wireless speaker The Three, the RW-1 wireless speaker, and Gate the and PowerGate series amplifiers. All these products sold from now on will feature Alexa support inbuilt. For those who already own one of these devices, Klipsch has confirmed that it will issue a software update to enable the functionality. While the company hasn’t indicated a particular date, you can expect the firmware update in the next few months.
Klipsch speakers Google Voice integration
As for products with Google Voice integration, Klipsch confirmed that the products that will come with Google Assistant built-in will include its Heritage Wireless speakers, the Heritage Three and The Heritage One. Klipsch Heritage Wireless speaker The Three with the Google Assistant built-in will be available this fall and will sport a price tag of $499 while the Klipsch Heritage Wireless speaker The One with the Google Assistant built-in will be available in the spring of 2019 for a price tag of $349.
Now that you know the Klipsch speakers that will support Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, would you be buying any of these products this year?