Google Assistant now lets users to schedule light timings

Google recently rolled out an update on Google Assistant that enables users to schedule lights on and off timings. Anyone who has a Google Home and smart lights know the drill. This feature allows users to schedule a smart home command to trigger at a later time. Previously, Google Assistant has been able to turn lights on/off for a while, but  it could only do so immediately. Continue reading “Google Assistant now lets users to schedule light timings”

Google officially rolls out Duplex-powered assistant to book movie tickets on Android

After lots of speculations and teasing, Google is finally bringing Duplex artificial intelligence guidance to users booking movie tickets online through Assistant in the US and UK. This new feature is built on existing Duplex technology that can book restaurant reservations over the phone. Continue reading “Google officially rolls out Duplex-powered assistant to book movie tickets on Android”

Anker introduces Roav Bolt car accessory with built-in Google Assistant

Google brought the Google Assistant functionality to cars through Android Auto and also baked into all modern day android smartphone. But, not all cars that are available in the market support Android Auto. Google aims to change that as it collaborates with Anker and launches a new product today named Roav Bolt which can add Google Assistant mic to any car.

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Google begins replacing ‘Voice Match’ function with Assistant-only lock screen access

Google is removing the ability to fully unlock the phone using Voice Match on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. At CES 2019, the company said that this feature would be coming to all Android devices. Replacing the full device unlock is the Voice Match recognition on phones and tablets can now only provide Assistant “personal results,” like email and calendar entries. Continue reading “Google begins replacing ‘Voice Match’ function with Assistant-only lock screen access”

Google Assistant gets flight check-in, Maps integration and Interpreter Mode; will work from lockscreen on all Android phones soon

Google Assistant Flight details

At CES 2019, Google has introduced a preview of Google Assistant Connect which is a platform for device manufacturers to bring the Google Assistant into their products in an easy-to-implement way. Google also announced that it is bringing the Assistant to the Sonos One and Sonos Beam. Google said that it is working with even more brands to launch new smart home devices this year, including select Whirlpool connected appliances, GE’s smart microwave, and August security products.  Continue reading “Google Assistant gets flight check-in, Maps integration and Interpreter Mode; will work from lockscreen on all Android phones soon”

Google Assistant gets the ability to reply back to a smart speaker, new recipe recommendations to Smart Displays and more

Google, just in time for the holiday season has introduced new Assistant features that can be particularly helpful at home and more. Google Assistant features broadcast where you can send a message from your phone to your smart speakers and smart displays at home, the company is making this feature even more useful where you can reply back to a smart speaker or Smart Display to your phone. Continue reading “Google Assistant gets the ability to reply back to a smart speaker, new recipe recommendations to Smart Displays and more”

Google brings Hindi language support for Assistant on Google Home devices

Google has finally announced Hindi language update on Google Assistant for Google Home smart speakers. Starting today, Google Home will also be able to respond in Hindi with uniquely Indian contexts. The Hindi language support on Assistant is already available on smartphones.  Continue reading “Google brings Hindi language support for Assistant on Google Home devices”

Google Assistant can now book a ride from Uber, Lyft, Ola, Grab, GO-JEK and many more

Google today announced that it is rolling out a new way to easily book ride services with your Google Assistant. With your Android phone, iPhone, Google Home, or any smart speaker with the Assistant you can book a cab by saying “Hey Google, book a ride” or “Hey Google, get me a taxi.” Continue reading “Google Assistant can now book a ride from Uber, Lyft, Ola, Grab, GO-JEK and many more”

Google Assistant makeover with bigger visuals, interactive messaging interface, fresh controls and more introduced

Google Assistant

Google today is announcing a new makeover to the Assistant on phones which is aimed at making it even easier to get things done regardless of whether you prefer to use your hands, your voice, or a combination of the two. The new design combines the best of text and talks on your phone, giving you the relevant information right when you need it. Continue reading “Google Assistant makeover with bigger visuals, interactive messaging interface, fresh controls and more introduced”

Harmon Kardon Citation 500 with Google Assistant support announced

Harmon Kardon has announced a new smart speaker called Citation 500 with Google Assistant support. The smart speaker will be shown at the upcoming IFA 2018 and will be available for pre-order in Europe around September. Continue reading “Harmon Kardon Citation 500 with Google Assistant support announced”

LG to expand Google Assistant-equipped AI ThinQ TVs to more markets

LG TV ThinQ

LG today announced that the company would integrate Google Assistant on their 2018 TVs with AI ThinQ in the Q4 of 2018. LG also mentioned that it would be introducing the Google Assistant in seven more markets – Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom with support in up to five languages. Continue reading “LG to expand Google Assistant-equipped AI ThinQ TVs to more markets”

Google Assistant visual snapshot to offer you an overview of your day

Google Visual Snapshot

Google today announced that it is rolling out a new visual overview of your day the next when you open the  Assistant app on your Android phone. It will fill it with proactive suggestions and personalized information to help you stay on top of your day. Continue reading “Google Assistant visual snapshot to offer you an overview of your day”

Google Assistant continued conversations now rolling out to Google Home devices

Google Assistant

Google demoed the Assistant’s continued conversations at the I/O 2018 event last month, and now the same natural sounding continued conversations are rolling out to Google Home devices including Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Google Home Max. Continue reading “Google Assistant continued conversations now rolling out to Google Home devices”

Amazon Alexa can now be used as default Assistant on Android

Android OS is known for its openness and freedom of choice, and today this freedom is going a step further as users can now set Amazon’s Alexa as default assistant even over the Google Assistant following Microsoft’s route where it bought in the ability to set Cortana as default assistant last year. Continue reading “Amazon Alexa can now be used as default Assistant on Android”

Google Assistant now lets you send or request money

With Google Assistant you can now send peer-to-peer payments or request payments from your contacts easily. Starting today, users in the U.S. will be able just to say commands like “send money to” both on Android or iPhone and Assistant will take you through the steps to send the money via Google Pay. Continue reading “Google Assistant now lets you send or request money”