Google Assistant New Features for the Holidays

Google Assistant launched at Google I/O 2016 as the software for Google Home, the nemesis of Amazon Echo and its voice operated software Alexa. Since that day, countless new Google Assistant features and new compatible devices have been released. Today, Google Assistant is rolling out new features for the holidays, some will be available immediately and others in a few weeks. We met the product team in charge of Google […]

Sonos Google Assistant Support Delayed Until 2019

Sonos announced last year that it would bring Google Assistant support to the Sonos One in 2018. It said that Assistant on the Sonos One would work the same as it does on any other device. The announcement was made after it added support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. Sonos today confirmed that it’s delaying Assistant support until next year.

Google Assistant Will Now Play Nicely With Roku Devices

Google Assistant already plays nicely with a bunch of different devices, but if you’re a Roku owner who was hoping to get support for Google Assistant, you’re in luck as it has been confirmed that Roku devices, such as the Roku TV and streamers, will now support Google Assistant commands.

Real-Time Translation Coming To All Google Assistant Headphones

Google Translate is one of the better translation platforms available out there, thanks to the use of machine learning that helps it better understand things like natural language and context. This was one of the key points of the Google Pixel Buds (launched last year) that provided users with real-time translation capabilities.


JBL Link Bar Delayed, Might Only Ship In 2019

Earlier this year JBL unveiled the Link Bar. This is a soundbar that also doubles as an Android TV and also comes with Google Assistant, meaning that it is essentially an all-in-one system that will not only enhance the sound from your existing TV, but gives it smart TV features, and also has a digital assistant that you can control with your voice.

Google Assistant Now Supports More Than 10,000 Smart Home Devices

In the early days of the smartphone where it was more than just iOS and Android, companies struggled to get their platforms noticed by developers. While there was nothing wrong with those platforms, the lack of support from developers saw users stick to more popular platforms like iOS or Android.

You Can Now Book Rides With Google Assistant

Google Assistant is perhaps one of the most useful digital assistants out there. The company continues to add more functionality to it so that it can do more for you in response to voice commands. It has added a new feature today which will let you book rides with Google Assistant. You will now be able to book a ride through Google Assistant on an Android smartphone, iPhone, Google Home […]

Google Assistant Allows In-App Purchases Using Voice Commands

Google Assistant already allows you to perform a wide variety of functions using just voice commands. The things it can do in response to your voice command include but are certainly not limited to streaming music, checking up on the news, controlling smart home devices, and even purchasing products. It will now be able to let you make in-app purchases using voice commands.

Google Assistant’s Makeover Is Now Rolling Out For Users

If you’ve always felt that Google Assistant’s UI wasn’t as nice as it could be, especially given Google’s focus on design where they are rolling out changes across various apps, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Google has announced that they are now rolling out a makeover to Google Assistant for its users.

Roku Devices To Get Support For Google Assistant

It will soon become easier to control your Roku devices. The company has confirmed today that it will soon be possible for users to control its devices through Google Assistant. A software update will be rolling out in the next few weeks which will bring Google Assistant to Roku-branded TVs, sticks, and streaming boxes.

Google Home Is Now Asking For Verbal Feedback

Voice-based digital assistants still have a long way to go. While many of them seem to more or less function fine at the moment, improvements can obviously be made, such as being able to understand various accents from non-native English speakers, being able to understand natural language, and more.

Google Assistant Routines Seem To Be Broken For Third-Party Speakers

Not too long ago Google launched Routines for Google Assistant. For those unfamiliar, Routines basically allows users to group together several commands which can be activated all at once, meaning that you could turn on the lights, adjust the thermostat, get the coffee going, and turn on the TV with a single spoken command.

Google Could Be Bringing Its Digital Wellbeing To Google Assistant

One of the features that Google introduced to Android Pie are a set of tools called Digital Wellbeing. Basically the idea is to help users get off their devices and spend less time on them to help curb addiction. This is done by reminders, notifications, timers and more. Now it looks like Google could be looking to expand its Digital Wellbeing initiative to its other products.

You Can Now Talk To Google Assistant In Multiple Languages

Google has gradually been bringing the Google Assistant to more devices across the globe and it has also added support for more languages. The company is adding a new feature today which is going to make it easier to speak to the assistant. Google has confirmed at IFA 2018 that it’s adding multilingual support which means that you will be able to talk to Assistant in multiple languages.