LG's smart home app adds voice control through Google Assistant
Many smart appliance makers’ apps still require that you tap buttons to control your home, but not LG’s. It’s introducing Google Assistant-powered voice control to its ThinQ app (previously SmartThinQ) to steer all its connected appliances, whether it’s an oven, fridge or washing machine. Yes, you can already use Assistant outside of the app, but this gives you more flexibility — you have both voice and manual control in a central place. You could check the exact time left on the washer while telling the AC to set a new temperature.