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Google Assistant coming to Sonos; Alexa faces Nest eviction

Sonos has announced that it will be pushing a Google Assistant integration to many of its devices in the near future, expanding on the Amazon Alexa interface that it has had for some time. It’s a sensible move for Sonos, and one that opens up channels into Google homes, but it comes in the same week that Google’s decision to shutter the Works with Nest program – its smart home product brand – has caused much consternation. Google announced, as part of the recent Nest reshuffling at Google I/O, that it would be shutting down Works with Nest, and launching Works with Google Assistant. Privacy was mentioned frequently, and it seems to be that Google wants to tighten up the…

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