Google Assistant Launches New Experiences for Families in Canada

Google Assistant has gained new experiences for families in Canada, just in time for the holidays. According to the company in a blog post:

Whether at home on a snowy day or getting together with the family over the holidays, your Google Assistant provides an easy way to learn and have fun as a family. Today, we’re introducing new experiences, designed specifically for families with kids so they can learn, play and imagine together.

Those with a Google Home, Google Home Mini or through the Google Assistant mobile app, can summon the following new experiences from:

  • Boukili Audio – say “Ok Google, Parler avec Boukili Audio” and get access to over 120 interactive books, with 70 exclusive to Google Assistant. French only
  • CBC Kids News – say “Hey Google, Play CBC Kids News,” and hear local, national and International news stories. English only
  • The Wiggles: Choose your own adventure with Emma – say “Hey Google, talk to the Wiggles”. English only
  • Call Santa – say “Hey Google, call Santa.” English only
  • Hatchimals Character Alarms – coming in 2019! say “Hey Google, set a Hatchimals alarm.”

More things you can say to Google Assistant are below, starting with “Hey Google”:


  • “Play Lucky Trivia for Families”
  • “Play Musical Chairs”
  • “Play Freeze Dance”
  • “Let’s play a game”


  • “Tell me a story”
  •  “Help me with my homework”
  • “Tell me a fun fact”
  •  “How do you say “Let’s have crêpes for breakfast” in French?”
  • “What does a whale sound like?” (try other animals!)
  • “What does a guitar sound like?” (try other instruments!)


  • “Give me a random challenge”
  • “Sing a song for me”
  • “Give me a tongue twister”
  • “Tell me a joke”

Perfect for the Holidays  

  • “Tell me a Santa joke”
  • “What’s your favourite Christmas cookie?”
  • “Tell me a holiday fact”