Icon of Clova in Android
Icon of Clova in Android
Clova App screenshot.png
Developer(s)Naver Corporation
Initial releaseMarch 2017; 5 years ago (2017-03)
Operating systemAndroid, iOS
Available inKorean, Japanese
TypeIntelligent personal assistant Edit this on Wikidata

Clova is an intelligent personal assistant for Android and iOS operating systems developed by Naver Corporation and Line Corporation (a subsidiary of Naver). Clova, short for "cloud virtual assistant", was officially introduced on 1 March 2017.[1] It was first launched in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store as intelligent personal assistant app.

In August 2017, it was announced that the artificial intelligence platform would be used in their smart speaker series. The Wave speaker, released in Korea as Wave[2] (sometimes referred to as Naver Wave) and in Japan as Line Wave for the Korean and Japanese markets[3]), is the first smart speaker that uses Clova. The Friends speaker (or Clova Wave in Japan), a LINE Friends character themed speaker, was the second smart speaker powered by the platform.

In October 2020, Naver released 'Clova Lamp', an AI light that reads books. It works when you open a book under the camera on the lamp and press the book reading button or say 'Clova, read me a book.' This product can read books in English as well as Korean.[4]


  1. ^ "LINE Corporation". Archived from the original on 2020-06-30. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  2. ^ "Naver rolls out AI speaker Wave in Korea - Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea".
  3. ^ "Line's Alexa and Google Home-challenging Wave smart speaker up for pre-order". 2017-07-18.
  4. ^ 김, 미희기자 (2021-01-26). "얘들아, 앞으로 영어책은 'AI 클로바램프'한테 읽어달라고 해". 파이낸셜뉴스 (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2021-04-16. Retrieved 2021-04-15.