Whirlpool is launching a Wear OS app for its connected appliances

Whirlpool has announced that it is expanding the mobile watch functionality of its connected appliances to Wear OS ahead of CES 2019. This expands the foray Whirlpool made to mobile earlier this year when it announced plans for an Apple Watch app. In addition, Whirlpool said it’s introducing simplified voice commands to its Smart Laundry appliances for both Google Assistant and Alexa devices.

In the planned Wear OS app, owners of Whirlpool connected appliances will be able to see status updates and control certain commands via their watches. For example, the app will let you see a connected oven’s current status and control commands when it’s in use. With a Whirlpool connected washer, you’ll get status updates and be able to change wash…

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Author: Dani Deahl