Walmart adds Google Assistant voice shopping to take on Amazon and Alexa

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Walmart’s ongoing war of attrition with Amazon is continuing. The retail store is adding voice-controlled shopping to Google Assistant as part of a new “Walmart Voice Order” feature, marking its latest salvo against Amazon and its dominant Alexa platform.

Users can simply add Walmart to Google Assistant and link their existing Walmart delivery accounts. They’ll immediately be able to shop with Walmart through voice commands, just like Amazon offers with Alexa.

The new integration comes at an interesting time for Walmart. It recently left Google’s Express shopping service, presumably to focus more on its own retail efforts (instead of funneling them through Google). The new Google Assistant integration reflects that. You’ll use Google’s…

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