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In today’s post, I figured you might want to know about 7 new things you can do with Google Assistant that was announced at CES (Consumer Technology Association).
No, this is not the same old Google Assistant commands that you normally hear about but new features that will make Google Assistant even smarter this year. If you are reading this post, you probably tired of asking the same commands such as weather, telling jokes or play music or maybe you are just looking to buy one.
You came to the right place as I will share with you today 7 new features that were announced at CES that will change the way you interact with Google Home devices.
1. Google Assistant Interpreter Mode
Interpreter mode can translate 27 languages in real time. What does this mean? This will allow human to human interaction that occurs between a person who speaks a different language. Google Assistant Interpreter mode will work great for hospitals, concierge or anyone who wants to speak to somebody else, who doesn’t share the same language.
For example, all you have to do is say things like, Hey Google, help me speak Spanish,” or Hey, Google, be my Spanish interpreter,” and Google Assistant will show text on your smart display that translates your words as you speak. After you pause it will open the mic for the second person to speak in their language.
Google Assistant can also play back the words in your native language.
2. Google Assistant Gentle Wake up with Philips Hue Lights
Google Assistant and Philips Hue teamed up to make your mornings a little brighter with its new feature called Gentle Wake Up. This feature will allow your Google Assistant to slowly brighten your lights 30 minutes before your alarm goes off. Instead of waking up to shocking alarm, you can naturally wake up in the morning feeling more rested and ready to slay your day.
To set up, all you have to do is say, Hey Google, turn on gentle wake up.” after that, Philips Hue lights will wake you up whenever you asked Google Assistant to set the alarm. Easy peasy.
This feature will help you to improve your morning routine and make your life a little better with the help of Google Assistant and Philips Hue.
3. Clock with Google Assistant Built-in
Lenovo has done it again with its new smart clock integrated with Google Assistant. You can now have a Google assistant on your nightstand. Lenovo designed this smart clock to tell you the time and get you up in the morning.
This smart clock can play music, search the web, control other smart devices, set up routines for sleeping, it can also go on silent mode or turn off with a simple voice command and you can also customize the clock faces.
4. Google Assistant in the Car
It seems Google is following the Amazon approach with smart things everywhere. You can now take your Google Assistant out of your home and straight to your car with the help form, Anker called Roav Bolt.
All you have to do is plug in the Roav Bolt and you will be able to use Google Voice Assistant. The device looks like a smart cellphone charger which you plug into your 12-volt cigarette lighter.
This can be a game changer as it will help with SMS message, navigation, reminders as you drive or make phone calls.
5. Google Assistant Partner with Sonos
This is for all my music enthusiast, Sonos will bring Google Assistant support to its multi-room audio speakers. No official release date when it would be available but I know many Sonos fans are waiting for this feature.
6. Google Assistant and Google Maps
Now, with Google Maps and Google Assistant will make navigation much easier, safer and unlock additional functionality. So, now all you have to do is say “Ok Google” followed by a command. This is a hands-free experience when using the navigation on a compatible smartphone.
7. Travel with Google Assistant
You can now say, Hey Google, check into my flight. This new feature will begin with United Airlines currently for domestic flights only. Google Assistant will be able to check-in, retrieve your boarding pass and also alert you when it’s time to board your flight. I can’t wait to use this feature when it comes to American Airlines, Delta or JetBlue as these are our favorite airlines to travel on.
As you can see the Google Assistant smart home ecosystem is slowly starting to take shape and getting closer to its competitor, Amazon Alexa. These are just the top 7 new things that I’ve found that Google Assistant can do and I’m sure there are a lot more amazing things Google Assistant can do and being introduced every day.
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