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Google Assistant update adds advanced reading capabilities for home speakers

Google Assistant update adds advanced reading capabilities for home speakers
Google has just announced that a new set of Assistant advanced capabilities are now making their way to the app in the United States. The latest update is all about Google News and how users can take advantage of its capabilities on Smart Displays and home speakers.

Since Google launched Assistant, users were able to listen to the news on their home speakers using the command “What's the news” after subscribing to one or more local and national publishers. Once the first Smart Displays made their debut on the market, Google Assistant gained new options that would allow users to watch video news.

With the new Google Assistant, you can go even deeper when you want to know more about a specific subject. For example, you can now use commands like “What’s the news on the women’s national soccer team?” or “What’s the latest on NASA?

All these new commands are available on the go as well, so you'll be able to use them on Android Auto, Assistant-enabled headphones, and Android smartphones. The only drawback is that these updates are only coming to devices with the Google Assistant in the United States.

However, Google states that these new features will eventually make it outside the U.S. at some point, but for now the search giant plans to grow the news on the Google Assistant community locally.

source: Google


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