Tag Archive: Assistant

With routines it’s a breeze to get your Google Assistant to do more

It can be both fun and useful to order around the Google Assistant with simple commands like “Hey Google, turn on the lights” and see your words transformed into actions. Did you know, however, that you can do much more than simple one-off commands? By setting up and utilizing the Routines feature of Google Home and Google Assistant, you can trigger complex processes and activities with a simple action or phrase. I’ll show you how in the steps  [Read More…]

Broadcasting to specific Assistant speakers is in testing for some users

For the last couple of years, the only option has been to broadcast your message to all of your connected speakers.

What you need to know Broadcast is a feature that lets you send either a custom or Google default message to all of your Google Assitant enabled speakers. The impending update will allow you to specify the speaker you’d like to send the message to. Currently, there is no official mention from Google about broadcasting to  [Read More…]

Get the most out of these smart devices and services with Google Assistant

Google Assistant is one of the most popular smart voice assistants on the planet and is accessible on devices as diverse as smartwatches, smartphones, smart speakers, and more. In addition to the devices it’s built-in to, the Google Assistant has integrations with hundreds, if not thousands, of other smart devices and services. What follows is a list of some of our favorites, broken down by category.

Smartlights Home automation Smart appliances Security Entertainment Music services Streaming services for video Smartlights  [Read More…]

New Google Assistant coming soon to 3-button navigation on Pixel 4

Don’t like navigation gestures? Soon, you can experience the best Google Assistant without them.

What you need to know The new Google Assistant will soon be available for Pixel 4 users that prefer 3-button navigation over gestural navigation. A specific version of the Google App seems to enable the feature, which should be showing up as an app update for all users soon. The new Google Assistant enables several new features, such as replying to messages by  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gears up to replace Chrome’s Voice Search

It’s a move that makes a lot of sense.

What you need to know Google plans to replace the built-in Chrome for Android Voice Search with Assistant. The upcoming change was spotted in a Chromium commit. It’s expected to debut in Chrome 85, scheduled for September.

Google is making a common-sense decision to simplify its voice offerings on mobile. Courtesy of comments made on a Chromium commit, it has become clear that the firm is planning to  [Read More…]

Google Assistant is getting digital sticky notes and more privacy in 2020

Google’s virtual assistant looks to be getting truly helpful in 2020.

What you need to know Google Assistant is coming to more devices this year as the company reports over 500 million users. The Assistant will get better for your household with scheduled actions and digital sticky notes for your smart displays. Google will also double down on privacy, adding new features so users can be more educated and in control of their data.

Google’s starting off  [Read More…]

How to use Google Assistant to host a holiday party

Overseeing the food, the drinks, the festivities, and the delinquents you invited into your humble abode is enough to drive any party planner mad, but don’t worry about not getting to have any fun playing host! You can make your party look effortless with the help of Google Assistant and the many devices it can interact with before and during your party.

Products used in this guide Assistant with a screen: Google Nest Hub ($ 130) Bring Assistant  [Read More…]

The new Google Assistant lets you level up voice commands with Chrome

You can open and close tabs, bookmark pages, and more using just your voice.

What you need to know Google is working on better integration between Assistant and the Chrome browser. Enabling an experimental flag in the browser will let you control it with voice commands. The new voice controls include the ability to open and close tabs, bookmark pages, reload pages, and more.

Alongside a new UI and much, much faster performance thanks to local processing,  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Clock gets a cool new Assistant feature

The “Impromptu” feature is powered by machine learning technology from the Magenta open source project.

What you need to know A new software update rolling out to the Lenovo Smart Clock adds an Assistant feature called “Impromptu.” The new alarm option enables the Smart Clock to give users an alarm sound that fits their situation, depending on things like the time of day or weather. In addition to the new “Impromptu” feature, the software update brings a  [Read More…]

Google brings Assistant support and more to Arabic users

15 new countries are getting access to the Assistant.

What you need to know Google is improving its support for countries that speak Arabic as a primary language. It’s bringing Google Assistant to 15 more countries as a result. Maps will also get added safety features.

Google has announced improved support for Arabic speaking results. It’s making updates to Assistant, Search, and Maps.

First, let’s start with the most significant feature — Assistant. Google’s bringing support for  [Read More…]