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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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    • Is Voice Search on the Cusp of Transforming Commerce?

      The Amazon Show may be the best purchase I’ve made in the last 12 months. I purchased one for my Mom, who lives remote and often has issues with mobile connectivity. Now, she can just tell the Show to call me and we’re doing a video call within seconds. My Mom loved it so much that she purchased one for her grandchildren so she could also keep in touch with them.

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  • We've got your playbook for football Sunday

    …, coach me” “Hey Google, let’s play Lucky Trivia Sports” “Hey Google, touchdown!” And since the Google Assistant is available across devices, you can keep up with the game no matter where you are. If you’re running late to the party, ask the Google Assistant in your Android Auto car for the score. Walking to the corner store to stock…

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  • New Google Assistant updates, made just for you at home

    … The Google Assistant is all about you. And with Google Home, Google Home Max or your other smart speakers, the Assistant can help do everyday things like call your mom, turn on compatible living room lights, plan your day and even show you your photos from the holidays. Now, it’s getting even better, by helping you wake up, find a show…

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  • The She Word: Frances Kwee turns up the volume on Google hardware

    … Editor’s Note: The She Word is a Keyword series all about dynamic and creative women at Google. Now that Google Home Max has hit the shelves at Best Buy and Verizon, we sat down with Frances Kwee, an audio engineer who spends most of her time working on our smart speakers in a sound studio at the Googleplex. How do you explain your job…

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  • Stick to your New Year’s resolutions with a little help from Google Home

    … In 2018, I’m committed to getting in better shape. As with all New Year’s resolutions, the hard part will be actually sticking to it. But this year, I’ll have help from my Google Assistant. No matter what your resolution is, here are a few ways your Google Home, Mini or Max can keep you on track: Meet your fitness goals: Use your Google…

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  • Lights, camera … control your home with the Google Assistant

    … It’s usually pretty easy to flip a light switch. But when you’re out at night and realize your dog is sitting at home in the dark, or want to set mood lighting for movie night from the comfort of the couch, it’d be nice to have some help. The Assistant on your phone or smart speaker, like Google Home, can help you control your home—whether it’s…

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  • Home for the holidays: tips from Google Home and Refinery29

    … Do you hear what I hear? It’s the sound of wrapping last minute-gifts and packing suitcases for those who are heading home for the holidays. There’s no place quite like home during this joyous, hectic time of year, and our friends at Refinery29 are recording daily podcasts—available exclusively via the Assistant on Google Home—until Christmas…

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  • Google Assistant Might Finally Let You Choose a Custom Trigger word

    … Original source: Google Assistant Might Finally Let You Choose a Custom Trigger word via DailySEOblog. “Ok Google” on phones, “Hey Google” on Google Home speakers (Google’s Echo). Confusing isn’t it? Many users have reported that each assistant having their own trigger words, is not an easy thing to live with. Alexa has one, Google has one on the phone, another on the device. Lots of confusion. One Reddit user has... …

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  • Brains, beauty and beats: Google Home Max is here

    … Just in time for the holidays, Google Home Max is now available online from the Best Buy, Google Store, Verizon and Walmart. Max brings together the convenience of controlling your music with your voice, with premium, high quality audio. Google Home Max sounds pretty amazing right out of the box because it’s our first speaker with Smart Sound…

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  • November Month In Numbers

    …2.7 Million The number of UK households actively using an Amazon Echo or a Google Home device at present. Kantar found that 22.2% of UK consumers also use a Virtual Assistant (such as Siri) on their smartphones. The latest Google development in voice search? Personalised local search results, rolling out before 2018. When looking for tradespeople…

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  • Get local help with your Google Assistant

    … Assistant on your Android phone, iPhone or voice activated speaker, like Google Home. The Assistant will then ask you a few follow up questions and you’ll get a list of some local options nearby. In the U.S., this feature will start rolling out over the coming week, so help is just around the corner. In many cities the Google Assistant…

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  • Scoring a touchdown with Google Home Mini

    … me out—my Google Home Mini. Being ready is especially important for the game this Thanksgiving. A big part of my new job is having enough stuff to say. Thankfully, Google Home Mini’s got me covered—the little device has helped me learn tons of new things. I already knew how to break down defensive coverages, but now I have a few new fun facts up…

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  • The Google Home app keeps getting better

    … Your Google Home and Chromecast are all set up and ready to go. Now, what to watch or listen to? The refreshed Google Home app makes it easier for you to find some of your favorite movies, shows and music. It’s not just a new look—we’ve added new smarts, too. Here are a few ways the updated Google Home app gives you a better browsing experience…

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