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Plans for Insignia - Voice Smart Portable Bluetooth Speaker with the Google Assistant?

Hello,

 

I just bought 4 units of the Insignia Voice Smart Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Google Asssistant and one unit of the smaller version.  Product line is here:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-voice-smart-portable-bluetooth-speaker-with-the-google-assista...

 

I bought these because my understanding is that the sound quality of these is better than the Google Home/mini.  I'm very happy with the sound quality.  My questions are:

 

1. I'd like to call using my Insignia Voice speaker.  Do you have a target date when this will be added?  Is it certain that it will be added?  I saw on the product website an Insignia staff member said yes in general.  Also, if there is some way that I can do this now let me know.

 

2. What are the general plans to roll future Google Assistant/Home updates into these speakers?  Given they don't have exactly all the functionality of the Google Home/Mini speakers I wanted to get a general idea (e.g., continually around 6 months after Google Home/Mini OR will only support Google Home/Mini updates for 1 year)

 

We installed the speakers around the house last night and have had a lot of fun with them playing music, controlling my TV via Chromecast, and using the broadcast command to talk to our kids upstairs.

 

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Re: Plans for Insignia - Voice Smart Portable Bluetooth Speaker with the Google Assistant?

Bueller...

 

Anyone from Insignia have any information about this or any of the future plans for firmware updates?  

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Re: Plans for Insignia - Voice Smart Portable Bluetooth Speaker with the Google Assistant?

One last try. Anyone from Insignia?
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Re: Plans for Insignia - Voice Smart Portable Bluetooth Speaker with the Google Assistant?

Hello austinchief,

 

Thanks for posting to our community with your questions regarding some features you’re looking forward to be added to your Insignia Voice Smart Portable Bluetooth speaker. I’m happy to hear that you’re enjoying the speakers you purchased, and it’s creating some fun memories in your home.

 

At this time, Google hasn't released the update that will allow our speaker to make calls. We’d be unable to share when this feature will be available, but please know we’re working hard to see that it’s added in the future with Google’s support. We hope that we’ll be able to implement other cool features of Google’s Home/Mini speakers into our own using their support system. At this time we don’t have any plans that we can share publicly of when those other capabilities will be available to our customer’s devices via updates.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mariah

 

Insignia Support

Mariah|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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Re: Plans for Insignia - Voice Smart Portable Bluetooth Speaker with the Google Assistant?

Thanks for the update Mariah.