Tag Archive: Assistant


Google Assistant gets a big update in time for Christmas

In anticipation of the Christmas celebrations, Google has updated its Google Assistant with a bunch of useful features that will hopefully make the holiday experience more entertaining.

Perhaps the most notable one is “visual lyrics”. Users will be able to view and learn the words of their favorite Christmas songs on the Google Home Hub’s screen or on any other smart display device they might have around the house. Just say: “Hey Google, play ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ on Google Play  [Read More…]

Soundcore Model Zero+ review: The most striking Assistant speaker yet

Soundcore’s first Google Assistant speaker delivers the goods.

If you’re shopping for a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker, chances are you’ve been mostly looking at Google’s own first-party offerings with the Home, Home Mini, and new Home Hub Smart Display. Google’s smart speakers are really great and among the best out there, but a quick look over at the third-party world will reveal a heap of goodness just waiting to be explored.

One such third-party speaker is the  [Read More…]

The Home Hub is the Google Assistant speaker to get this Black Friday

The Home Hub is down to just $ 99 right now.

Google launched a lot of new hardware toys this year, the most popular of which is the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. We’re big fans of the Pixel 3 series here at AC, but the product that we’re even more stoked about is the Google Home Hub. The Home Hub is Google’s latest smart speaker, and even though it just came out not that long ago,  [Read More…]

Embrace the future with these amazing deals on Google Assistant hardware

It’s tough to find a smart home product that doesn’t connect to, or run, Google Assistant. No matter what size your room is, how much counter space you have in the kitchen, or what you need to control, Google Assistant is there. It’s also an amazing platform for media, whether you want music, streaming video or an integrated TV experience. These are the absolute best Black Friday deals for getting started with, or expanding, your Google Assistant life.

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Enable Google Assistant on most Chromebooks

Google Assistant is a huge part of the company’s current portfolio of services. So are Chromebooks. However, for now, the Pixelbook is the only Chromebook with access to Assistant on Chrome OS. Fortunately, the latest Google Canary builds show that a fix for other Chromebooks is around the corner.

What’s it do?

This tweak will allow for older Chromebooks other than the Google Pixelbook to have access to Google Assistant. We do offer a word of advice on the following instructions to  [Read More…]

Does the Sony WH1000XM3 support Google Assistant?

Best answer: You can use Google Assistant on the WH1000XM3 to ask questions or control your music, along with reading back notifications as they come in.

Amazon: Sony WH1000XM3 ($ 348)

Google Assistant in your ears

Sony’s latest pair of over-the-ear headphones is already one of our favorites on the market, thanks to its great sound quality and unrivaled active noise-canceling, but it’s made even better with its tight integration with Google Assistant. Whether your phone  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gains new tricks and features ahead of holidays

Google is adding a host of new features to its AI-powered Google Assistant, making the experience more interactive and smarter than ever. Aimed at improving the experience at home, it makes the Google Home, Home Mini, and Home Hub more compelling gift ideas as the holidays approach.

Family members will now be able to reply to broadcasts, making it more of a two-way conversation, of sorts. Until now, it has been a strictly one-way means of communication — a broadcast.  [Read More…]

How to control Roku with Google Assistant

Google Assistant is kinda everywhere as of late. We’ve seen Google heavily invested in the voice-enabled platform over the last few years and now they’ve partnered with Roku to where you can shout all your favorite commands at your connected TV. With a few short steps, we are going to show you how to make this new magic happen.

What’s it do?

Once enabled you should be able to control your Roku, or Roku TV, with commands like these:

“Hey  [Read More…]

Should you use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa routines?

Here at Android Central, we’re big into connected home products that are designed to make life easier. If you’re trying to pick between Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, we’re here to help you determine which offers the features and services you need most!

Amazon Alexa Routines w/ Amazon Echo Plus

Best for smart home

$ 150 at Amazon

Pros Easy to create custom routines Great for smart home control and automation Benefited by Amazon’s growing Echo  [Read More…]

How to change your Google Assistant voice

During its I/O 2018 keynote earlier this year, Google announced that it has been working on newer, more lifelike versions of its AI-infused virtual assistant. According to CEO Sundar Pichai, the goal is for the Google Assistant to to have a more natural voice that is closer to how humans speak.

The refreshed Assistant, which now features both male and female voices, is built on a machine learning technology called Wavenet. This allowed Google to simulate an entire vocabulary using  [Read More…]