Reminder: “Ask Troy-Bilt” skill available for Google Home and Amazon Alexa

TROY-BILT® EXTENDS “ASK TROY-BILT” VOICE ASSISTANCE MOWING TOOL TO GOOGLE HOME

Troy-Bilt® today announced it is extending its smart home voice assistant capabilities to Google Home, aimed to help individuals identify optimal times to mow the lawn, based on schedules and weather forecasts. In 2018, the free voice assistant “Ask Troy-Bilt” tool launched as the first Amazon Alexa skill in the outdoor power equipment market. Go here to add the skill: Ask Troy-Bilt

According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, 31 percent of homeowners do not know how to grow and maintain a healthy lawn, let alone know when they should be mowing it. However, users of the voice assistant can easily “Ask Troy-Bilt” to determine when it is best to mow their lawn, connecting to the user’s Google calendar, and pulling in local weather data and personal mowing preferences to identify ideal cutting times.

“The whole essence of the voice assistant mowing schedule was developed to provide consumers with a helpful tool in a high-demanding, time-crunched world,” said Troy-Bilt Brand Manager Barbara Roueche. “We’re extending this skill to make it easier than ever before for Google Home users to maintain the upkeep of their lawns throughout the season. Our goal is to relieve the stress of finding time to mow by providing helpful advice and assistance around scheduling times.”

To customize the “Ask Troy-Bilt” tool and ensure optimal conditions for mowing, users are prompted to sync the skill with their Google calendar and input other information, including:

ZIP Code to monitor weather in the user’s area
Phone number to receive text message updates
Weekly time dedicated to mowing the lawn
Ideal time of day to mow

Once the smart home app understands preferences, it helps users prioritize grass-cutting by automatically adding mowing to their calendar as “Time to mow with Troy-Bilt.” The program also sends users a text message once the mow is scheduled, if it’s been deleted from the calendar, or if the weather changes and the mow needs to be rescheduled.

The “Ask Troy-Bilt” tool can be installed within the Google Home app and can be used on any compatible device.

For more information, visit troybilt.com. Or, visit the brand on its social channels: facebook.com/troy-bilt or Instagram and Twitter via @troybilt.

TROY-BILT® LAUNCHES “ASK TROY-BILT” ALEXA SKILL – GIVES CUSTOMERS A
VOICE RECOGNITION TOOL FOR THE YARD

ask Troy bilt Troy-Bilt® introduces “Ask Troy-Bilt,” the first Amazon Alexa skill from the outdoor power equipment market that serves as a helpful partner in the yard for consumers. The free voice recognition skill assists in identifying optimal times to mow the lawn, based on schedules and weather forecasts. Go here to add the skill: Troy-Bilt’s Alexa skill

According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, 31 percent of homeowners do not know how to grow and maintain a healthy lawn, let alone know when they should be mowing it. However, users of the new skill can now easily “Ask Troy-Bilt” to determine when it is best to mow their lawn, connecting to the user’s Google calendar and pulling in local weather data and personal mowing preferences to identify ideal cutting times.

“We understand it can be difficult for consumers to know exactly when and how often they should mow their lawns,” said Troy-Bilt director of brand marketing Megan Peth. “The ‘Ask Troy-Bilt’ skill makes it easier than ever before for consumers to stay on task and keep their lawns pristine throughout the season, without the added stress of finding time to mow. The skill is an extension of Troy-Bilt’s larger Ask Troy marketing initiative, positioned to provide helpful advice and assistance around common questions in the yard.”

To customize the “Ask Troy-Bilt” skill and ensure optimal conditions for mowing, users are prompted to sync the skill with their Google calendar and input other information, including:

ZIP Code to monitor weather in the user’s area
Phone number to receive text message updates
Weekly time dedicated to mowing the lawn
Ideal time of day to mow

Once the skill understands preferences, it helps users prioritize grass-cutting by automatically adding mowing to their calendar as “Time to mow with Troy-Bilt.” The skill also sends users a text message once the mow is scheduled, if it’s been deleted from the calendar, or if the weather changes and the mow needs to be rescheduled.

The “Ask Troy-Bilt” skill can be installed within Amazon Alexa (available on desktop or mobile). An Echo device is not required to use the skill.

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