The pandemic has made people to a rather work-from-home setup than going on their offices to keep themselves away from the virus. It resulted in the percentage of adults who are working from home to be tripled, based on the study of Morning Consult.
The apps and services that offer video conferencing have surged up since most meetings and gatherings are done online. Zoom is one of the apps that has produced lots of downloads around the world amidst lockdown. And now, the company decided to widen its scope by partnering with tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon.
Recently, the video-conferencing service expanded by launching its Zoom for Home including a complete set of appliances for the work-from-home setup.
Today, Zoom for Home is reported to have smart displays upgrades, including Amazon Echo Show, Google Nest Hub Max, and Portal from Facebook.
The Zoom on Portal will be allowing users to utilize a device to turn on the video-conferencing and toggles the Zoom Meetings digital whiteboarding with one tap.
Moreover, the users will not be out of frame because the Smart Camera of Portal will keep them in the frame. The feature will be accessible on Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal+.
Together with Amazon, Zoom will be rolling out its Zoom Amazon Echo Show which will enable users to use Alexa in starting a video call or meeting. The smart assistant will also be able to instantly start a scheduled meeting if the user linked their calendar in the Alexa app. The Zoom Amazon Echo Show is expected to be available in the U.S. later this year that will begin with Echo Show 8.
Furthermore, the video- conferencing service is also connecting with Google to launch Zoom on Google Nest Hub Max. By the end of the year, users can use the device to fully utilize Google Assistant and Google Calendar to take control of their next online meetings.
Zoom aims to help users easily connect with friends, family, and now, colleagues helping them to work smarter, build stronger relationships, and meet face-to-face through video collaboration.
“We’re excited to bring Zoom to these popular devices. It’s more apparent than ever that people are looking for easy-to-use displays for their video communications needs, both professionally and personally,” the chief product officer at Zoom, Oded Gal, said.