If you bought a Google Home unit for your home, you may be wondering why after so long its functionality is still limited. The tech giant has now taken a large step forward into allowing speaker owners to do more with their Google Home unit. Shopping is now possible to conduct through the Google Assistant on your Google Home using Google Express for delivery. The feature is available now.
In honor of perhaps the greatest Super Bowl of all time, a handful of Google products are on sale across a several retailers. Through February 25, one can save on a Google Home speaker, interchangeable Google Home bases and Chromecast products including Chromecast Ultra and Chromecast Audio.
We recently learned that Google was dropping a cool $5 million to advertise Google Home during this year’s Super Bowl. While everyone probably expected Google to go all-out in creating a new and memorable advertisement that would captivate everyone’s attention, it won’t be quite like that. Instead, Google has decided to reuse the original Google Home launch video which first released back in October along with the launch of the Pixel smartphones and Daydream View headset.
Google Home is Google’s competitor to Amazon’s Echo and other virtual assistant capable speakers. The company is looking to bridge the gap with Amazon’s Echo, but will first need to add partners in order to raise its functionality. Google is now busy doing just that.
Google Home appears to be getting better by the week. Just recently, the smart speaker added a bevy of new voice actions incorporating more than 30 services.
Some users reported to a trusted source that Netflix and Google Photos support has started rolling out to Google Home smart speakers. The functionality allows Google Home owners to link up their Android TV device and play movies or shows as well as browse their own images on the big screen wirelessly using simple voice commands.
At the MadeByGoogle16 event, Google mentioned near the end that the Google Assistant would open to third-parties some time in December. The Google Assistant is clearly where we are headed next, and there’s no place better to start that giving third-party developers the chance to build on what’s already being offered. This is how Android and mobile phones originally took off, with the rapidly growing Play Store, and the Google Assistant is to be the tech giant’s next “thriving open [Read More]
So you have the newly-released Google Home speaker, but it doesn’t quite match the tone of the room you’ve put it in. Problem solved. A variety of interchangeable bases for Google Home are now available on the Google Store.