HomeAdvisor expands to bring on-demand connections to the Google Assistant
GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeAdvisor today announced the launch of an integration with the Google Assistant that will allow homeowners to find local home service professionals using simple voice commands. The experience includes the option to instantly connect users with a HomeAdvisor pre-screened professional through HomeAdvisor's Instant Connect technology. The experience is available via the Google Assistant on eligible Android phones, iPhones and on voice activated speakers like Google Home.
"The integration with the Google Assistant enables the connected homeowner to reach prescreened service professionals across the nation through simple voice commands," said Chris Terrill, CEO of ANGI Homeservices, which owns and operates HomeAdvisor. "Having built the products and technology to seamlessly connect homeowners and service providers on demand, HomeAdvisor is the ideal home services marketplace to partner with voice assistants across the spectrum."
HomeAdvisor's patent-pending Instant Connect technology uses backend telephony technology to connect users immediately on the phone with available, local professionals. HomeAdvisor professionals undergo a criminal and financial background screening prior to being allowed in the exclusive network. The company has successfully connected more than 45 million homeowners with pre-screened home service professionals in home service categories ranging from remodeling to gutter cleaning.
HomeAdvisor® is a digital marketplace evolving the way homeowners connect with service professionals to complete home projects. With HomeAdvisor's on-demand platform, homeowners can find and vet local, prescreened home service professionals; view average home project costs using True Cost Guide; and instantly book appointments online or through HomeAdvisor's award-winning mobile app, which is compatible with all iOS, Android and virtual assistants. HomeAdvisor is based in Golden, Colo., and is an operating business of ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ: ANGI).