Google Assistant is getting a bunch of new features in 2020
From the last few years, Google has been unveiling new Assistant features at CES. Continuing its tradition, the company revealed some new features of Google Assistant at CES 2020 that will be coming in 2020. Since its launch in 2016, Google Assistant has made a good rapport among the users. Now, it is not just a voice assistant that tells you what the weather is like, but has now become one of the most important features of any Android mobile that can handle many day-to-day techs.
Let’s take a look at all the new features of Google Assitant one by one.
Quicker, easier smart home setup: When setting up a new smart device through the gadget’s companion app, you usually need to enter your Google credentials to connect it to your home setup. A new update will remove that step, instead showing a notification or “suggestion button” which will easily complete the setup without the need to reenter your login details.
Setting up scheduled actions: With this feature, you will be able to set up run time of a compatible device at a time of your choosing. For instance, you can set up an alarm or any reminder to start an Assistant-compatible device before actually using it.
More smart home devices: If you thought there weren’t enough Google Assistant-enabled devices already, many more brands are getting on board, including August Smart Locks, Philips Hue, GE and much more. You’ll also be able to control 20 more new devices through the Google Home app, including air conditioners, air purifiers, coffee makers and much more.
Leaving notes: Sometime in 2020, Assistant will be able to create a sticky note on any compatible smart display that will be visible to anyone in the house without needing to sign in to a Google account. They can even be created without the need for a Google account.
Speed dial: Later this year, you’ll be able to add important contacts to a “speed dial” list so that anyone in the home can make calls quickly and easily using compatible smart displays or speakers. All they need to say is “Hey Google, call [name/number]” and off they go.
Reading online content: While Assistant can be set up to read your texts out to you, reading long-form content is a skill it is still to acquire. However, that’s about to change in 2020, with Google announcing that Android users will be able to say “Hey Google, read this page” to get Assistant to read out a full webpage. In fact, Google promises that the Assistant will even be intelligent enough to recognize that page elements like social sharing buttons are to be left out.
Deleting Assistant history: Google wants you to know that your privacy is important. This year, a simple command like “Hey Google, delete everything I said to you this week” will clear user history.
Android TV support: This year, starting with some Hisense and TCL tellies, some TV models will be getting far-field mic support so you can use your smart TV exactly like you would a smart speaker or display. In fact, this year you’ll also be able to buy Samsung smart TVs with Google Assistant built-in.
So, these are some new features that will be making its way to Google Assistant in the year 2020.
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