Ask Google assistant to spell someone’s last name. You would expect Google to spell it for you, correct? Well, looks like there is something tricky happening here. I tried asking Google to spell Harry Potter’s last name. Here is what I got: “Harry Potter’s last name is spelled harry potter’s last name.” Yes, Google Assistant […]
Google Assistant News
Latest news from the world of Google Assistant. You will find news stories about new features and new devices.
Google is actively launching new features and commands. They are also adding new integrations and third-party software or hardware support. This category will help you keep track of all that is happening in the Assistant world!
Google promised a bunch of Assistant and Google Home features during I/O 2017. Looks like the company is gradually bringing out those features. Here is the latest in this list. Google Home and Chromecast can now work together better. This was reported by a Redditor. Later based on requests, he also posted a video of […]
Google keeps the Assistant interface simple and clean. This week they made a subtle change to its design. It is still minimal and simple. However, the background is now white. Plus you get rounded corners almost everywhere. With this change, Assistant joins the league of Google services that recently got similar updates. Mobile search results […]
Remember those Chrome experiments? They were a curated list of web experiments. Google is expanding these experiments, adding Assistant experiments. Google recently opened up the Google Assistant to developers and we are slowly seeing a number of voice experiments and “Actions” from third party developers. The new experiments websites will be a place worth bookmarking! […]
Google Home can now start and control playback on YouTube TV. If you have YouTube TV service, Google Home and a Chromecast, you can use your voice to control the content from YouTube TV. From the Google blog post: Once you’ve set up Google Home and Chromecast, open the Google Home app to link the two. After […]
If you have a Google Home, you can say “Okay Google” or “Hey Google” to start using it. However, if you are using Assistant on your phone, only “Okay Google” works. This will soon change. This is slowly being rolled out to phones. I am not sure what the criteria is. According to this report […]