Mother’s Day is approaching this weekend, so to make it easier for the family to organize a party, Google is giving the Google Assistant a handful of new features, including Family Broadcast.
While users can already use the Google Assistant standard broadcast function To send voice clips to other Google speakers or smart devices in your home, with the new Family Streaming feature, you can now create a Google family group and send shows to everyone at the same time. they are at home or somewhere else.
Google says that with the update to Family Streaming, voice clips can now be sent to both Google Assistant smart speakers and mobile devices (both Android and iOS through the Assistant app. Google), mobile devices also have a convenient button to reply to broadcasts after they arrive on the recipient’s device. While this is largely an extension of the existing Google Assistant broadcast functionality, it could still come in handy for getting family members together quickly before a big dinner party.
In addition to family broadcasting, Google also beautifies the assistant Family bell with the ability to turn off reminder sounds just by saying “stop”, without having to say “Hey, Google” or “Ok, Google” first, as you can with timers and alarms. And over the “next few weeks,” Google says it will expand support for Family Bell to eight additional languages, including French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Hindi and Korean. And like family broadcasting, Family Bell also has the ability to ping multiple smart devices at the same time.
Meanwhile, the Google Assistant is also getting support for some new games and stories that can be played on smart screens and Android devices, including bedtime stories from the Harry Potter universe (“Hey Google, tell me a Quidditch story. ”), and the“ Was? “ series, consisting of illustrated profiles and biographies covering a wide range of people from David Bowie to RuPaul.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more interactive experience, Google’s smart screens also get new games such as Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Finally, after the success of his hand washing song, Google adds some more kid-friendly songs for other chores and chores including a clean up song, a sleep song, and even a tooth brushing song. And if that’s not enough, Google says there are some hidden Google assistants too.aster eggs for Mother’s Day, one of which is related to the assistant’s normal timer function. (Having said that, it appears that ththe aster egg has not been activated for now, you might want to wait until Sunday to test it.)
The Google Assistant’s family broadcast feature is expected to arrive on devices in time for Mother’s Day this weekend, with other additions sometimes arriving in the coming weeks.