Panasonic joins smart speakers fray with Assistant-powered GA10 speaker

Approximately six months after debuting the speaker at last year's IFA, Panasonic has announced Australian launch details and pricing for its first smart Hi-Fi Speakers with Google Assistant built in.

“Research shows almost 65% of smart speaker owners are using their products primarily to listen to music,” said Aaron Waters, Product Marketing Manager, Audio & Video at Panasonic.

“This is where the new Panasonic SC-GA10 smart Hi-Fi speakers really excel, by offering Panasonic’s high-quality sound technology that any music buff will be impressed with.”

The company say that Panasonic's audio technology delivers serious performance in a compact body to fill a room with sound. They claim the SC-GA10’s capabilities ensure balanced audio with smooth mid-range and distortion-free treble as well as strong bass.

With the simply voice command of “OK Google” to start a conversation, the SC-GA10 can stream music, answer questions and even control other compatible smart devices via Google Assistant to provide a seamless, coordinated experience.

The SC-GA10 speakers include all of Google Assistant’s voice-assisted operations and support all major music-streaming apps including Spotify, Google Play Music and Tune-In radio.

The Panasonic SC-GA10 will be available from May at an Australian RRP of $379.