Tag Archive: Assistant


Google rumored to be working on a health assistant for smartwatches called Coach

With the Pixel Watch closer to release, a new report has revealed that Google might be working on a health and fitness assistant for wearables called Google Coach.

According to the Android Police who received the tip, Google Coach will be more than a simple tool for tracking your workouts. Like the Google Assistant, the upcoming personal trainer will also use AI to learn about your behavior and then suggest ways to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Internally known as Project  [Read More…]

Here is a list of all the Google Assistant speakers, headphones, and displays you can buy

When Google Assistant first made the leap from your phone to another device in 2016 your choice was simple. Either buy a Google Home speaker or nothing. Since then times have changed, and the product line has grown from speakers to headphones to even smart displays. There have never been more options than there are today with more always coming.

In the beginning, having just one speaker seemed like plenty but as time has gone on their uses have expanded  [Read More…]

Sonos speakers may finally get Google Assistant this holiday season

There’s still no specific date, but this is better than nothing — right?

As much as we love Sonos speakers, there’s one big feature that’s been noticeably absent for quite some time — the Google Assistant. The company’s first Alexa-powered speaker (the Sonos One) has proven to be a truly excellent gadget, and while Alexa works great, Assistant users have been left out in the cold for nearly a year.

Sonos has continued to promise that it’s  [Read More…]

The JBL Link View is the next Google Assistant smart display you can pre-order starting now

It’s only been days since the first Google Assistant enabled smart display went up for order from Lenovo and now we have another contender from JBL. The JBL Link view can be pre-ordered starting today from JBL’s site for $ 250. It comes with an 8-inch screen and two 10w speakers on either side of the display.

Music your way

Considering the JBL Link View and Lenovo Smart Display are both Google Assistant speakers, they will both have similar features.  [Read More…]

Lenovo first to launch smart display featuring Google Assistant

In the past, we’ve been teased with smart displays featuring Google Assistant from JBL, Lenovo, and others but this weekend Lenovo will be the first to bring us one. Thanks to the screen we’ll have a brand new way to interact with Assistant with more possibilities. Get ready to access all of the great features you’ve become accustomed to with Assistant on your phone or smart speaker and more.

Music, Podcasts, Audiobooks, and more

This includes listening to music with  [Read More…]

Google Assistant just got proactive — and a lot more useful

A bit of the old and a lot of something new are going to make Google Assistant seem more like an assistant.

One of Android’s killer features for a lot of us was Google Now. Google Now could tell you when your Mastercard payment was coming up, let you know that you might need to take an umbrella for your trip to Cleveland, and remind you about things like that dentist appointment you made 6 months ago  [Read More…]

Google Assistant music controls are now everywhere, and it’s a geek’s dream come true

I had precision playback control once, and how I’ve longed to have it once again.

I was the person who always had her headphones snaked up her shirt. I was so attuned to the click wheel on my iPod video — and my iPod mini before that — that I could fast forward and rewind my music without even pulling it out of my pocket with almost frightening precision. I don’t miss much from my iTunes days  [Read More…]

Google Assistant can now control DISH Hopper TV receivers

Voice control everything from simple commands to volume.

Google Assistant’s prowess in home control is making another solid step with a new DISH partnership. You can now simply talk to Google Assistant to control your DISH Hopper TV receiver, cutting down on the number of times you have to use (or find) the remote or deal with moving through on-screen menus.

Cutting down on the number of times you reach for the remote is always a good  [Read More…]

5 ways we’d improve Google Assistant Routines

Routines looks to be a clean, simple way to take Android to the next level, but it’s got some obstacles to overcome first.

As long as we’ve had computers, we’ve dreamed of them being able to do everything for us effortlessly. Google Assistant even allows us to get a small taste of that, controlling our homes, giving us information about the world around us, keeping us on-task and on-time, and reminding us of all the wonderful things  [Read More…]

How to enable Continued Conversation in Google Assistant for longer interactions

At I/O 2018, Google spent a lot of time talking about the Google Assistant. One of the most interesting features announced was Continued Conversations. This was designed to allow users to continue talking to the Google Assistant without using the wake-up word each time. Basically, it lets you string string multiple commands together by saying “Hey Google” only once.

The feature started rolling out to users in the US last week. If you haven’t had the chance to test it  [Read More…]