Optoma, a manufacturer of video and audio products, just announced its Optoma UHD51A 4K smart home projector now works with Google Assistant, available via an Action for Google Home devices and Android smartphones.
In addition to being the world’s first voice assistant compatible projector when it launched with Amazon Alexa compatibility, the UHD51A is now the only projector compatible with both of the leading voice platforms, which account for more than 45 million units sold in the U.S. alone, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
The Optoma SmartProjection Action for Google Home and Assistant launches with standard and custom actions that enable users to turn the projector on and off, adjust volume and brightness, change inputs and display modes, and other image adjustment features.
SmartProjection for Smart Home, an Alexa Smart Home skill, currently allows Optoma UHD51A users to power the projector on and off, change volume and input source, and control the USB 4K UHD media player. Coming soon to the UHD51A is Advanced SmartProjection, an Alexa Custom Skill that allows users to voice-control advanced features, including the ability to change display and HDR picture modes, and PureMotion settings.
As voice assistants continue to expand their presence and function in smart homes, Optoma is enabling home theater enthusiasts to integrate large-screen video into their Alexa smart homes, tying in with speakers, screens, lighting and more.
“Consumers are increasingly integrating voice assistants into their daily routines, as well as expecting the convenience of smart home integration with their devices and electronics, so it was important for us to enable home theater to align with these growing consumer needs,” said Brian Soto, head of product management at Optoma Technology. “At Optoma, we are focused on innovating in ways that meet consumers’ ever-evolving habits and expectations, focused on bringing quality and simplicity to their lives.”
The Optoma UHD51A integrates the latest technology enhancements in color and 4K resolution for market-leading performance. With 2,400 lumens, 500,000:1 contrast ratio, and HDR10 with Rec.2020 / DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut support and Blu-ray 3D compatibility, the Optoma UHD51A offers an incredible visual experience, delivering supreme clarity, brightness and eye-popping color.
It also features a built-in 4K UHD HDR media player and Android OS, along with a pair of HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 support to ensure compatibility with the latest 4K UHD devices and consoles with HDR at 60 Hz refresh rates for unmatched image smoothness.