Tag Archive: Assistant


Google Assistant will start showing where you’ve parked your car

Google will start highlighting where you’ve parked your car via an Assistant card.

What you need to know Google will once again start showing parking information, this time in Assistant. The feature will show up automatically as a card within Assistant. It is now rolling out to users in a server-side push.

Google Now has been waylaid in favor of Google Assistant, and along the line a few features have been lost. One of those was the  [Read More…]

How to set up Digital Wellbeing on your Google Assistant speakers and displays

Google’s Digital Wellbeing initiative is meant to help you and your family create healthy habits when it comes to technology. It started out on phones with features such as usage statistics, because the first step to building healthy habits is being aware of the habits you need to change.

Read More: Digital Wellbeing, Google Call Screening come to select Motorola phones

It has since made the jump to Google Assistant devices in your home. This will help ensure  [Read More…]

These are the best Google Assistant speakers you can buy

Whether you want an easy way to check the weather, control smart home devices, stream music, or any other multitude of things, Google Assistant speakers are the way to go. They come in many shapes, sizes, and prices, but no matter which one you buy, you get the same core experience. If you’re in the market for your first Assistant device or need another for your growing collection, here’s a list of our current favorites.

Tiny powerhouse Google Home  [Read More…]

Bose adds Google Assistant to its range of smart speakers and soundbars

A new Bose Home 300 speaker is also expected to launch this summer.

What you need to know Google Assistant support has been added to the Bose Home Speaker 500, Bose Soundbar 500 and 700 smart speakers. A new Bose Home Speaker 300 will also launch later this summer with Google Assistant support. You’ll be able to switch to Google Assistant in the Bose Music App under Voice Settings after an update.

If you’ve got a Bose  [Read More…]

New Google Assistant design rolling out to limited users

The new dark transparent design is rolling out in a limited A/B test.

What you need to know Google is doing a limited A/B test of a new design for Google Assistant on phones. It’s been seen on Pixel and OnePlus phones with version 9.84.10.21 of the Google app. We don’t know if this will become the default in the future or not.

Google appears to be testing a new design for Google Assistant with users reporting  [Read More…]

Google Assistant is (finally!) headed to the Sonos One and Sonos Beam

Look for a software update coming next week.

At this point we don’t really blame anyone for forgetting about Google Assistant coming to Sonos. After all, the wireless speaker company announced the integration for Sonos One way back in the fall of 2017, with the marriage to happen sometime in the next year. That year came and went, however, and we’re a quarter through the next one.

All that is to say that Google Assistant is finally  [Read More…]

Hands-on with Google Assistant Driving mode, a new way to drive safely

Google is changing the way you use your phone in the car… again.

We’ve seen “car mode” on Android change almost as often as messaging apps on Android over the last couple of years, but it seems fairly confident about this new iteration. Briefly announced during the I/O keynote as Google Assistant Driving Mode, this new UI for how you handle things in the car is pretty different from the Android Audio app mode we currently have.  [Read More…]

Just say Stop to dismiss timers on Google Home and Assistant smart devices

One of the most common uses for Google Home just got less annoying.

Google Assistant may have hundreds of thousands of features you can use on smart speakers and smart displays like music, recipies, and so, so many web searches, but one of the most-used features — alarms and timers — had a disapppointingly dumb conclusion. See, you can easily set a timer or alarm with your voice, but trying to dismiss the loud tones that sound when those  [Read More…]

Google Assistant can now tell you a story — on your phone

Tell me a story is now available on your Android or iOS phone in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, or India.

National Tell a Story Day is this Saturday, April 27, and Google Assistant is ready to get in on the fun. Starting today, Google Assistant will be able to tell you a story in English using your Android or iOS phone, if you reside in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, or India.

Before you get started  [Read More…]

Anker’s Google Assistant car charger, the Roav Bolt, is now on sale

Add Google Assistant to your car.

You might remember at CES back in January, Anker showed off its Google Assistant enabled car charger the Roav Bolt. Now, it has officially gone on sale and you can pick one up for $ 50 from Anker’s website.

The first pre-order batch is expected to start shipping after April and the first 200 buyers will receive a free USB cable. This offer is first-come-first-serve, so you might wanna hurry.

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