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    Sound United Adds Google Assistant to Marantz and Denon HEOS Gear

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    (October 15, 2018) Denon and Marantz recently announced that HEOS enabled products were gaining the simple convenience of Google Assistant voice control. That makes both brands the first in the industry to support three of the most popular voice control platforms, including Apple’s Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant, along with the home automation-centric Josh.AI.

    The initial rollout of Google Assistant functionality on Denon and Marantz gear allows owners to ask devices with Google Assistant built-in (such as Google Home) to execute basic functions once music playback is initiated via the HEOS app or a compatible music player. Those functionalities include volume and track control across multiple independent playback zones. Sound United says that more functionalities – power control, switching inputs, intelligent target control over a device without the need of specifying a device name, and control over some HEOS supported music services – will be introduced during the early 2019.

    Google Assistant set up and configuration is relatively easy and involves using both HEOS and Google Assistant apps. Click here for more information.

    Compatible Denon, Marantz and HEOS devices associated with this update:
    Denon & Marantz AVRs:

    • Denon AVR-X4300H, Denon AVR-X6300H, Denon AVR-X8500H, Denon AVR-X6400H, Denon AVR-X4400H, Denon AVR-X3400H, Denon AVR-X2400H, Denon AVR-X1400H, Denon AVR-X1500H, Denon AVR-X2500H, Denon AVR-X3500H, Denon AVR-X4500H, Denon AVR-X6500H, Denon AVR-S730H, Denon AVR-S930H, Denon AVR-S640H, Denon AVR-S740H, Denon AVR-S940H
    • Marantz NR1508, Marantz NR1608, Marantz SR5012, Marantz SR6012, Marantz SR7011, Marantz SR7012, Marantz AV8805, Marantz AV7704, Marantz AV7703, Marantz SR8012, Marantz NR1509, Marantz NR1609, Marantz SR5013, Marantz SR6013, Marantz SR7013, Marantz AV7705
    Denon & Marantz Hi-Fi Components:
    • Denon DNP-800NE, Denon CEOL N10
    • Marantz ND8006, Marantz NA6006
    HEOS:
    • HEOS 1/3/5/7 HS2, HEOS Home Cinema HS2, HEOS Bar, HEOS Amp/Link HS2, HEOS Drive HS2, HEOS Superlink, HEOS AVR(HS1 first generation models are not supported)
     
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