If you own a set of UE BOOM 2 or UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth speakers by Ultimate Ears, then you can now keep the party running in a more seamless fashion thanks to the integration of both voice control via Apple’s Siri and Google Now digital assistants. On Amazon, you will be able to get the two wireless Bluetooth speakers, which have literally received an update enabling voice integration.
Logistics is the company that has officially announced a firmware update for both the existing products that brings support for the two popular digital assistants directly to the speakers, meaning that it’s so much easier to interact with the hardware without actually needing the connected iOS or Android device in hand wirelessly.
How does it work? Simply press the button on the speaker to launch Google or Siri voice commands to search for specific songs or control music playback. It’s so simple and easy to use and all you’ll need to have your Boom speaker paired with a smartphone for such commands to work, and obviously, you will need the latest version of the UE BOOM or MEGABOOM app on the paired phone. New addition on both the speakers are waterproof, that you no longer need to have your phone anywhere near water to use voice commands.
With the integration, meaning that owners of the UE BOOM 2 or UE MEGABOOM will be able to simply press the Bluetooth button on the spaekers to activate Siri to give the assistant specific instructions, ranging from choosing an individual song to play via Apple Music, all the way up to placing phone calls and making web searches through voice commands. While the Google Now integration offers a similar set of functionality, albeit tailored to those with a connected Android smartphone or tablet.
Say “OK”, Google” for on your phone. Search for stuff on the worldwide web, check the weather, find businesses nearby: you name it, you can now do it through your speakers. Review, there’s lack of a screen that will cause some inconsistencies, but nevertheless for the simple stuff it’s pretty ideal.
These are one of the best products from the company’s offering. Rather than simply manufacturing run-of-the-mill Bluetooth speakers, Ultimate Ears build products that are designed to be used in harsh environments, and therefore shockproof to resist the elements in advance conditions.
If you own a UE BOOM 2 or UE MEGABOOM, the required firmware update is available right now through the accompanying UE BOOM or UE MEGABOOM app.
Charlotte Johs, General Manager of Ultimate Ears, discusses the integration by choosing to focus on the “say it to play it” tagline that is being featured on the company’s website:
Music lovers can now truly stay in the moment, playing their favorite song from the middle of the pool or even while diving off a cliff with their UE speaker in hand. No matter how wet, muddy or wild the situation, with Siri and Google Now voice integration on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM, fans no longer need to pick up their phone to play DJ. Now, they can just say it to play it.
To activate the speakers’ listening mode, all you have to do is briefly press the Bluetooth button on the speakers. Will hear the same chime you would when you tap the microphone icon on your phone or say “OK, Google” or “Hey Siri” to fire up your commands. Speak your request and away you go, happy listening…..!