It won't be just Bose, and their "premium priced" headphones getting the Google Assistant though, Google says that they are "introducing headphones that are optimized for the Assistant", they are just starting with the Bose QC35 II headphones. The two companies worked closely to "create a great Assistant experience", one that will cost you $350.
The QuietComfort 35 II headphones promise all of the performance and features of the original QC35 headphones.
Further, if you are not using Google Assistant, you always have the option to change the Action button to control noise cancellation instead of the virtual assistant. And the iconic QC®35 becomes the first headphone to offer seamless voice access to your Google Assistant, and now comes with settings to control the noise around you.More news: Who Helped Taylor Swift Write Her Newest Song? Hint: Too Sexy
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The Bose QuietComfort 35 II with Google Assistant will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States beginning today. They can interact with it by pressing down and holding the dedicated button to speak to Assistant. "We didn't change anything that people already love - with the Google Assistant built in, and new choices for what you hear, we made it better". You'll be able to get an estimated 20 hours of battery life from a single charge and will even be able to connect the headphones with a cable if the battery dies in order to continue listening. Akin to the older model, the right ear cup is home to the audio volume control and multi-function button for incoming calls and using Siri. Bose claims that its antenna system creates a rock-solid connection between the two headphones as well as your device, though it's hard to judge without having tried them out. Keeping this in mind the headphones will still need to be within 30 feet of the phone to keep the connection much like any other Bluetooth product. Just ask your Assistant to "play the news" and you'll get a read-out of the current hot topics.
Bose Corporation is privately held.