Walmart now allows voice-activated, Google-powered grocery shopping

Must Read

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new governor for Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed new governors for Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1168037199767457792 Former Union Minister Kalraj...

NRC list for Assam released; Fear looms as 19 lakh people face exclusion

NRC (National Register of Citizens) for Assam has been published at 10 am today. The final list excludes over...

Lateral Entry Era Begins as Union govt. appoints 9 professionals to Joint Secretary posts

The government has appointed its first batch of private professionals to the post of Joint Secretary in various ministries....
Saurabh Joshi
Hey Guys!!! I am a regular Content Writer here and I bring to you the latest and the hottest Tech related news and blogs. I hope you enjoy reading my content and are learning something new everyday. Thanks and have a nice day!!!

Walmart now lets customers order groceries by voice through Google Assistant. This can be considered as an attempt to counter Amazon.com Inc.’s growing clout in e-commerce.

Amazon customers can shop groceries from Whole Foods by calling out orders in their homes to their Echo devices, but Walmart customers have lacked that option. Now since Walmart doesn’t make its own smart device like Amazon, so it’s tapping Google Assistant, Google’s AI-powered voice assistant, which is available on more than a billion devices. The two companies announced a partnership on Tuesday that allows Walmart shoppers to order groceries for pickup and home delivery through Google Assistant.

Google home mini smart speaker with built-in Google Assistant.

Two years ago, Walmart and Google partnered on voice-based shopping through Google Home devices. Specifically, customers could easily reorder favorites through Google’s shopping service, Google Express. However, Walmart disappeared from Google Express’ marketplace this January and was recently said to be testing an online grocery voice application with a small number of VIP customers ahead of a spring launch.

The voice-shopping service comes out as a result of partnership between the two companies that began in August 2017, one of several alliances Walmart has made in recent years with technology companies including Microsoft, China’s JD.com and Japan’s Rakuten. But the Walmart-Google pairing hasn’t had much to talk about since then, especially after Walmart withdrew from Google’s shopping platform earlier this year.

To get started, Google Assistant users will have to launch the feature as they would with any other voice application. They’ll say: “OK Google, talk to Walmart.”

That’s still not as simple as Amazon’s assistant, though. Because of its first-party platform advantage, you can say, “Alexa, order milk” to order from Whole Foods, or “Alexa, add milk to my shopping list” for future orders or general list-making.

Walmart said that the new voice-shopping feature will be launched to all Google Assistant-powered devices this month, including Google Home, Android and iPhones, smartwatches and other platforms, including those from third parties like JBL or Lenovo, among others.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain are so adorable to watch together [PHOTOS]

Ankita Lokhande's career in TV industry mainly consisted of highs. She did a remarkable role in the popular show...

ALERT: Pawar appears to back Pak more: Modi

--Indo-Asian News Serviceabn/in Disclaimer This article is published directly through a syndicated feed and not edited by The Indian Wire staff.

ALERT: Previous Cong govt didn’t sanction bullet-proof jacket for our brave soldiers: Modi

--Indo-Asian News Serviceabn/in Disclaimer This article is published directly through a syndicated feed and not edited by The Indian Wire staff.

Pooja Batra looks like a piece of art in THIS latest photoshoot

Pooja Batra is a well known Bollywood actress who is known for her bold looks ans her strong fashion statements. In her long career...

Ayodhya bench not sitting in post lunch session on Thursday

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Constitution bench of the Supreme Court has decided not to conduct hearing of the Ayodhya title dispute in...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This