Google Assistant

  • Google Home Mini has arrived—here’s what you can do with it

    … A few weeks ago we unveiled Google Home Mini, the newest addition to the Google Home family. About the size of a donut, it has all the smarts of the Google Assistant and gives you hands-free help in any room of your house. Starting today, you can grab it online from the Google Store or online or on shelves of Best Buy, Walmart, Target and other…

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  • Ok Google, let’s get spooky

    … It’s Friday the 13th and just a couple weeks ‘til Halloween. Whether you’d prefer to hand out candy, dress like a pirate or scare yourself silly, your Google Assistant can help you get in the spooky spirit: 🤖 "Ok Google, what should I be for Halloween?" 🎃 “Ok Google, get directions to the nearest pumpkin patch” 👹 "Ok Google, how do I…

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  • Welcoming Mini and Max to the Google Home family

    … Today, we’re welcoming two new products to the Google Home family: Google Home Mini is small and mighty for hands-free help in every room. And Google Home Max is our biggest and best-sounding Google Home ever. They’re both radically helpful, and packed with the power of the Google Assistant, including some brand new features. Google Home Mini…

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  • Tackle football season with your Assistant by your side

    … Football season is officially underway and your Google Assistant is ready to help you keep up with your favorite teams. With your Assistant on your phone or Google Home, start with “Ok Google” and... Stock up on the essentials by asking your Assistant to “Add chips and dip to my shopping list” Ask your Assistant about…

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  • Headphones optimized for the Google Assistant

    … to your phone via Bluetooth, open your Google Assistant app and follow the instructions. From there, your Assistant is just a button away—push (and hold) the Action button on your headphones to easily and quickly talk to your Assistant. Stay connected to what matters: Hear your incoming messages, calendar events and more, automatically…

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  • Five ways to co-host a dinner party with your Assistant

    … Now that the temperatures have dropped and fall is moving in, it’s time to bring the party inside. Let your Assistant be the perfect co-host for your next dinner party—here are a few ways your Assistant can help prepare: Take advantage of seasonal produce: “Ok Google, find a recipe for sweet potato fries.” Prepare for a feast: “Set…

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  • AIY Voice Kit: Inspiring the maker community

    ….) The Google Assistant SDK is configured by default to bring hotword detection, voice control, natural language understanding, Google’s smarts and more to your Voice Kit. You can extend the project further with local vocabularies using TensorFlow, Google’s open source machine learning framework for custom voice user interfaces. Our goal with AIY…

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  • 7 Ways your Assistant can help with your last minute vacation

    … Summer may be winding down, but it's not over just yet. If you have time to squeeze in one last summer vacation before the leaves change, let your Assistant be, well, your Assistant and help you plan your last minute trip. Let’s say you decide to head to Vancouver. Here are a few questions you can ask your Assistant: Do your research…

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  • Shop Walmart and more of your favorite stores, faster

    … Shopping isn't always as easy as it should be. When was the last time you needed to pick up something from the store but didn’t have the time to make the trip? Or you went to the store only to realize they didn’t have the brand you wanted? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get what you want, however you want, from the stores where you already…

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  • Must be the Music on Google Home

    … Finding and listening to your favorite music is one of the most popular things to do with the Assistant on Google Home. It’s always been a great speaker—and now it plays more tunes with new services from Deezer and Spotify, along with cool new ways to play and find your favorite music. First on the mic is Spotify Free— rolling out next week…

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  • “Ok Google, tell me a joke”

    … What did one snowman say to the other? Do you smell carrots? It’s National Joke Day, and your cheesy, mostly funny Assistant has a few jokes up its sleeve. Here are a couple of our favorites: You: “Ok Google, tell me a joke.” Google Assistant: “One joke, coming up! What is a sea monster’s favorite snack? Ships and dip…

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  • Introducing free calls with your Assistant on Google Home

    … Hi, hello, hey, howdy … no matter how you start a call, your Google Assistant is ready to help! You can already ask your Assistant on your phone to make a call and soon, you'll be able to do the same on Google Home—hands-free—in the U.S. and Canada. Call anyone (at their home, on their mobile or at their office). It’s easy to use, and it’s free…

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  • Your bookworm Assistant

    … Get Wilde and re-Joyce on National Book Lovers day by going down the Plath less traveled with your Assistant. Stowe your books and get ready with these questions (we promise you’ll get Thoreau answers). Prepare your shelves: “Ok Google, add that new book about meditation to my shopping list.” There’s nothing like the smell of old…

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  • Your Back-to-School Assistant

    … We’re in no to rush to get through summer, but it’s officially August and time to start thinking about going back to school! Here’s how your Assistant can help you get back into the school days groove: Brush up on history: “Ok Google, when was World War II?” Pop quiz: “Ok Google, play American Presidents Quiz” Plan your wardrobe…

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