Google announced that Home-speaker devices will play relevant sound effects as you read select Little Golden Books aloud. These music effects will bring the story to life. Google also partnered with Disney to include family favorites like Moana and Coco.
To get started, just say “Hey Google, let’s read along with Disney.” If you skip ahead in the book, Google Home will recognize that change and adjust to match the story. If you pause, the ambient music will play until you begin reading again. This feature is available to books including Moana, Toy Story 3, Coco and Jack-Jack Attack, as well as timeless classics like Peter Pan, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, The Three Little Pigs and Mickey Mouse and his Spaceship.
You can find the compatible stories alongside Google Home Mini in the books section of your local Walmart, Target and Barnes & Noble stores starting this week. Google announced that this feature will also be available to more smart speakers and Smart Displays with the Google Assistant built in by the end of the year. For parents who want to give their kids access to the Assistant on Google Home, you can create an account for kids under 13 through Family Link, then link their Google Account and voice to Google Home.