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Google Home now allows owners to play out purchased and uploaded Play Music

July 13, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google Home supports Google’s Play Music service. But up until now, those who were not a paid subscriber of the service could only listen to free radio stations. Today that has changed, because all customers of Play Music can, paid or not, ask Google to play any purchased or uploaded music.

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Deal: Grab a Google Home for $99 or a second-generation Chromecast for $25

July 11, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Today is indeed Amazon Prime Day. Some Amazon products including Echo, Echo Show, Echo Look, Echo Dot, and Fire TV Stick are being offered at a discounted price. Which is perhaps the reason Google has felt the need to chime in and lower the price that buys a Google Home or Chromecast.

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Google Home gets Proactive Assistance, Hands-Free Calling, and Visual Responses at Google IO 2017

May 18, 2017 Deidre Richardson

Google Home has only been out for a little over six months, with Google having announced it last year at Google IO 2016 alongside its AI, Google Assistant. There are already 50 features or capabilities of Google Home, and the search engine giant took the stage at Google IO 2017 to unveil four new features it is bringing to Google Home over the next few months: Proactive Assistance, Hands-Free Calling, Entertainment, and Visual Responses.

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New functionality makes Google Home a very adept cooking assistant

April 27, 2017 David Steele

Cooking is something of a mystical science for some of the world’s population, and because of this there is a large market for cookery books containing advice, ingredient lists and instructions for all manner of culinary delights. Indeed, cookery is arguably a great use for a tablet device in the kitchen, although it can quickly get covered in messy ingredients. Google, realizing that there is a gap in the market, has given the Google Assistant the ability to work as a [Read More]

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Google Home updated to support multiple users

April 24, 2017 David Steele

The Google Home smart speaker uses Google’s artificial intelligence, neural network technology to process natural language requests and provide customers with useful information. In other words, one talks to the Google Home speaker as normal and it should be able to understand what you mean. One limitation has been the connected Google account. Hot on the heels of the rumors, the restriction of just one user has now been lifted.

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