Google Assistant

Google Rolls Out ‘Your News Update’ Service for Google Assistant

A new service being rolled out by Google called 'Your News Update’ lets users listen to the news by simply saying, “Hey Google, play me the news,” on any Google Assistant-enabled smartphone or smart speaker. The feature will custom-build a series of top news stories based on your interests, location, user history, and preferences. Google says...

Google Assistant Now Lets You Set ‘Assignable Reminders’

Google has today added a new 'Assignable Reminders' feature to the Google Assistant, that helps families and friends better collaborate and stay organized. You can now send reminders to your family, such as taking out the trash in the morning, by simply asking the Google Assistant instead of having to do it in person. To...

Sonos Launching Google Assistant Next Week for Sonos One and Sonos Beam

Sonos has announced during its Q2 2019 earnings Google Assistant will debut on select speakers next week. The company says Sonos One and Sonos Beam speakers will get Google Assistant next week, starting with those in the U.S., followed by “more markets to come over the next few months.” Let’s hope one of these expanded...

Google Assistant on Track to Soon Hit a Billion Devices Milestone

Manuel Bronstein, Google's vice president of Google Assistant, has told The Verge in a recent interview that by the end of January, the Google Assistant is expected to be on 1 billion devices across the globe, a number up from 500 million only 7 months back. In comparison, Amazon’s Alexa has made it to 100...

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,...

Google Assistant for iOS Gets Support for Siri Shortcuts [u]

Taking advantage of Siri Shortcuts, iOS users can now communicate with Google Assistant without leaving Apple's assistant. According to a new report from The Verge, Google recently released a tool that takes advantage of Apple's new Siri Shortcuts to let users access its smart Google Assistant instead of Siri. But, hilariously, the method requires you to ask Siri...

Google Assistant Gets Smarter for the Holiday Season

Google has today announced a bunch of new ways for its Assistant to be particularly helpful at home during the upcoming holiday season and give you an extra hand when you’re preparing your favourite meal in the kitchen, watching TV, working with your kids on homework, or getting ready to hit the bed. The broadcast feature allows...