Try Asking Google Assistant to Spell Someone’s Last Name!

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 [...]

How to Listen to Audiobooks Using Google Home

Google has added audiobooks to Google Play Store. Unsurprisingly, Google's audiobooks come with Google Assistant support. This means you can ask your Google Assistant to read audiobooks to you. This post explains how to do this and also explains all the additional voice commands that you can use to control audiobook playback. Audiobooks Commands for [...]

How to Use Multiple Netflix Profiles with Google Home

Google Assistant now supports Netflix profiles. This means you can easily link your Netflix profile to your account and ensure that Home does not get confused between your content and your partner's content. Requires Voice Match The multiple profile feature works only when you have Voice Match set up on your account. Voice Match is [...]

Can I Change Google Assistant Name?

You cannot do this yet. Amazon calls its smart assistant "Alexa". Microsoft calls theirs "Cortana". Google, however, decided not to name the Assistant. You cannot call the Assistant anything other than Google. You launch the Assistant by calling it Google. Okay Google, Hey Google, or sometimes even Okay Boo Boo. Hey Google what is your [...]

Teach Google Assistant Your Preferred Commute Mode (Drive / Bike / Public Transport)

How do you get around usually? Do you drive, bike or take public transport? Remember picking this each time you use Google Maps navigation? With Google Assistant, you might have just asked something like "navigate to KFC". Assistant should ideally know your preferred commute mode and give you directions based on that. Google is preparing [...]