Google is set to release a new voice recognition software platform on Monday that it says will allow voice search to be used across the internet, but also across devices that do not have a smartphone in them.
The software, called Google Voice, will be available for purchase from Google Play, the online shop for the Google Play Store, for $29.99, Google said.
The company plans to release the software as a free update for all Android devices on Monday, according to a blog post published by Google.
Voice Search, which Google says will also work on the iPhone, will provide the ability to “read and respond to your voice,” and Google said that users would be able to “use voice recognition to search for content, access search and other apps, or share content with others.”
Google’s announcement follows a report in September from the New York Times that revealed that Apple was working on a voice recognition technology that would allow the Apple Watch to recognize its wearer’s voice.
Google has previously said it plans to bring voice recognition tools to smartphones as well as other devices.