Google smart display platform release date is fast approaching

If you just can’t see yourself switching over from Google Assistant to Amazon Alexa anytime soon, we have some good news: Google just announced that it will launch its line-up of smart displays in July of this year. 

The smart display platform, in case you missed it at its debut during CES 2018, is a series of smart devices that put Google Assistant on a small screen Wi-Fi speaker, similar to what Amazon has done with the Amazon Echo Show

LG, Lenovo, JBL and Sony have all signed on to release a smart display speaker. 

When the speakers launch later this year, not only will they be packing Google Assistant, as promised, but also apps for YouTube TV alongside other new features.

Curious to see what a Google smart display speaker is like in person? Don't miss our hands on first look at the LG WK9 with Google Assistant

Nick Pino

Nick Pino is Managing Editor, TV and AV for TechRadar's sister site, Tom's Guide. Previously, he was the Senior Editor of Home Entertainment at TechRadar, covering TVs, headphones, speakers, video games, VR and streaming devices. He's also written for GamesRadar+, Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer and other outlets over the last decade, and he has a degree in computer science he's not using if anyone wants it.