Google Assistant for Home Products Works with More Media
Google today made its Google Assistant even more powerful with a handful of new functions. First, the Assistant for Google Home speakers can now easily set personalized alarms. People can specify which song, artist, playlist, or radio station plays at the appointed time, rather than a traditional alarm. Google Home also adds tools for managing video content. People can ask Google for information regarding what channel their favorite show plays on, set reminders to watch that show, and use voice casting to tune in at the right time on YouTube TV. Google worked with Netflix to improve its voice-based integration with the popular video service. Google Assistant can take advantage of voice matching to ensure Netflix opens the proper user profile. For example, one person in a household can say “Hey Google, play Stranger Things on Netflix" and it will recognize the voice and open the appropriate Netflix profile. Users will have to train Assistant on their Google Home products to recognize the difference voices. Last, Google Assistant now gives Google Play Music subscribers access to their entire uploaded library. People can easily request to hear all the music purchased from or uploaded to their Play Music account. These features are available to the Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Google Home Max speakers.
Nov 14, 2018
Google is adding a wide range of features to its AI-powered Google Assistant that focus on improving the experience at home. First, family members will be able to respond to broadcasts.
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Google today said is has added Spotify to the Google Clock app. This means people will be able to pick their favorite songs or playlists to wake them up.
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Instagram today made it possible for users to add songs to their stories. Moving forward, a music icon appears when users add a sticker to a photo or video within the Stories tool.
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Pandora today rolled out a new way to enjoy streaming music on mobile devices. Moving forward, people who use Pandora's free, ad-supported service will be able to listen to a specific song, album, or playlist after viewing a 15-second video ad.