Sep 7, 2018

Argos launches 'voice shopping' with Google Home

Catalogue retailer Argos has launched a "Voice shopping" service to let people reserve products in a local store using a Google Home smart speaker. It is the first retailer in the UK to offer a shopping service via the Google Assistant platform. After enabling the Argos service, people will be able to ask the Google Home smart speaker to check product availability and reserve items. Argos is owned by supermarket giant Sainsbury's, which itself faces competition from Amazon as it expands its grocery delivery service. Mr Rogers said Argos sold thousands of devices powered by Amazon's Alexa voice technology, but the retailer does not have a voice app on the Alexa platform.

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