Tag Archive: Assistant


How to enable Continued Conversations with Google Assistant on your Google Home

Saying “Hey, Google” all the time is so 2017.

As magical and futuristic as the Google Home often is, having to repeatedly say “Hey, Google” or “Okay, Google” each time you want to talk to it can get very annoying very quickly.

Thankfully, with the release of Continued Conversations, Google’s offering a solution to this pain point. With Continued Conversations, your Google Home will keep listening to you for a short period of time so you can  [Read More…]

How to enable Philips Hue scenes with Google Assistant

Take your smart lights to the next level with your voice and a dash of Google magic.

Philips Hue lights have been integrated with Google Assistant for years — though it was Google Home reliant for a time — but it was somewhat incomplete. You could turn individual bulbs or all the lights in a room on or off. You could make basic color changes and you could dim the lights, but you couldn’t turn on any  [Read More…]

Google Assistant vs. Cortana: Which is better for you?

Google Assistant and Cortana are both great at the basics of being a smart assistant, but there are some differences when it comes to platform and home automation support.

If you’re back and forth between Google’s and Microsoft’s ecosystems, one of the bigger sticking points can be the virtual assistant that each company offers. Yes, both will be able to tell you the weather, stock information, and help you navigate. But, the assistants differ when it comes  [Read More…]

You can now ask the Google Assistant to lock your Schlage Sense deadbolt

As promised back at CES 2018, Schlage has added Google Assistant compatibility to its Sense smart deadbolt. The feature went live this week.

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3 Google Assistant Routines you should set up right now

Make your mornings brighter, your commutes stress-free, and your evenings more relaxing with a bit of help from Google Assistant

In just a few short years, Google Assistant has gone from a cool glimpse of the future to come to a legitimate digital helper that you can use every day with your smartphone, Google Home speakers, and soon via Google Assistant-powered smart displays.

One of the coolest new ways to use Google Assistant is the Routines feature  [Read More…]

Google Assistant: Everything you need to know

There’s a lot going on with the Google Assistant — let’s break down the important stuff.

In May 2016, we got our very first taste of the Google Assistant with the debut of Allo. The Assistant was a big draw to Allo at the time, with Google marketing it as a helpful bot that could make restaurant reservations, search the web, and more within your conversations.

Since then, the Assistant has gained heaps of new features and  [Read More…]

How to change the Google Assistant voice on your phone and Google Home

Hey Google, I like the sound of that.

Google Assistant is pretty powerful, but in some ways, it’s not on par with Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri. While recent announcements at Google I/O suggest that Assistant will soon be a lot more powerful with new “Continued Conversations,” a new addition makes it an even better experience right now.

That’s because Google has added six additional voices to Assistant, nearly tripling the total after it added a male  [Read More…]

How do you access your phone’s assistant?

Do you squeeze your phone? Press a dedicated button? Call out a key phrase?

There are plenty of reasons why you’d want to use the virtual assistant built into your phone, rather than interfacing with the screen directly. Maybe you’re driving and need to remain hands-free. Maybe you’re washing the dishes and don’t want to try and operate your phone with soaking wet hands. Maybe you’re just on the other side of the room and don’t feel  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2018: What’s new in Google Photos, Gmail, and Assistant

During its I/O 2018 keynote, Google laid the future roadmaps for some of its products including Google Photos, Gmail, and Assistant.

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Google Maps to get updated with new Assistant, AR, and recommendation features

Google Maps is getting updated this summer with new Assistant features, new AR and camera modes, and “For You” and “Your Match” personal recommendation sections.

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