PRESS: Internet giant Yandex wants to control smart homes
MOSCOW, Jul 18 (PRIME) -- Russian Internet giant Yandex will design a device managing household appliances and controlling engineering systems at home, business daily Vedomosti reported on Wednesday, citing an employee of the company.
YandexТs new device will resemble Google Home, a speaker and voice assistant, in terms of functions, the employee said.
Sales of Google Home Ц which switches light on and off and controls video on a TV set, among others Ц started in November 2016, and the gadget currently costs 9,990 rubles on average in Russia.
Yandex has recently offered its first hardware device, smart speaker Yandex.Station, for the same price.
(62.4352 rubles Ц U.S. $1)