Google Assistant

Google Launches Major Visual Redesign of its Assistant Experience on Phones

Google has today unveiled a major visual redesign of its Assistant on phones and has added more and larger visuals to improve the overall Assistant experience, TechCrunch is reporting. Additionally, Google has also announced a number of new features for developers. Users now have controls and sliders to manage their smart home devices, including sliders to dim their lights and controls...

Google Assistant Goes Multilingual, Can Now Understand Two Languages at Once

At IFA 2018, Google is announcing multilingual support for its Assistant, enabling it to understand and speak more than one language at a time. Furthermore, family members in bilingual homes can now speak two languages interchangeably with the Assistant on smart speakers and phones, without having to switch back and forth between languages. If you’re looking for an answer...

Google Assistant Gets Handy New Visual Snapshot Feature

Google is rolling out a new feature for its Assistant this week called the Visual Snapshots, that lets you stay on top of your day by displaying an instant update of travel times, reservations, deliveries, and other useful tidbits based on the time of day. The feature will be available on both iOS and Android devices in all supported...

Google Assistant Now Works With Over 5,000 Smart Home Devices

Google has today announced in an official blog post that its Google Assistant can now control more than 5,000 smart home devices up from 1,500 in January, supporting almost every major smart home device brand. These devices include smart lights, smart switches, thermostats, smart locks, security systems, doorbells, fans and much more. According to Nick Fox, Google's VP of...

Google Assistant for iPad Hits the App Store

Google has just announced the release of its Assistant for iPad, which is now available for download in the App Store. With support for English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish, the Assistant on iPad can do everything it can on your iPhone, with the added benefit of a bigger screen that supports both portrait...

Google Takes on Amazon’s Echo Show With New ‘Smart Display’ Platform

In an obvious effort to compete with Amazon's Echo Show, Google has introduced Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers with touchscreen displays in partnership with JBL, Lenovo, LG, and Sony at the CES 2018. According to The Verge, a number of other companies with also be making Google Assistant-eabled speakers, which include big names like Bang & Olufsen, iHome and...

Google Assistant for iOS Expands to Europe, Canada Could Be Next

Google Assistant for iOS originally launched in the U.S. App Store back in May, but now it has expanded to the UK, Germany and France for iPhone users. The Assistant allows users to speak to it using your voice, allowing you to do things such as the following: - Make quick phone calls (e.g. "Call...

Compared: Siri vs Google Assistant on iPhone [VIDEO]

Google Assistant for iPhone launched yesterday at Google I/O, and I can tell you right now, many Canadians have already downloaded the assistant to their devices via this workaround to try it out. The Google Assistant is powered by machine-learning and AI, learning and becoming smarter over time, being able to provide answers in conversational form,...