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Multi-User Support is now Rolling out for the Google Home in the U.S.

And just like that - Google Home is now far more useful for multi-member households. Google has today announced that multi-user support is rolling out for the Google Home. In a blog post today, Google states that families can now connect up to 6 Google accounts with a single Google Home device. The Google Home will...

Notification Support appears to be coming to the Google Home

The Google Home is Google's answer to the Amazon Echo series of home assistant devices. Google Home is powered by Google Assistant, which while slowly adding additional integrations over time, seems to still be lacking many basic features that one would expect. One such feature, reading your device's notifications, may be rolling out for the...

Google App 7.0.4 Prepares for Multi-User Hotword Detection, Rating Services, and References a Device Called “Bisto”

Google has recently started releasing beta updates for some of their more popular applications; the Google App being one of them. Today, a new beta version of the Google App, version 7.0.4, began rolling out to some users. This being a major version bump, we decided to install the app to see if there's anything...

How to Remap the Bixby Button on the Galaxy S8/S8+ to Launch Google Assistant

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were just announced last week and it indeed comes with a dedicated Bixby button as previous rumors suggested. For those of you who haven't been keeping up to date with the news, Bixby is the name of Samsung's Virtual Assistant software which is supposed to provide similar functionality to Google Assistant...

[Finally] Google Home now Defers to Google Assistant for Reminders, Calls, Texts and More

The Google Home has been one of my favorite purchases in recent memory. When support for third-party integrations was announced, I was excited for the possibilities it would bring for power users like myself. While I've been busy tinkering away with getting my own custom voice commands, many regular users of the Google Home have...

Google App v6.16 Prepares for Phone Authentication for Assistant Payments, Creating IFTTT Actions, and Screenshot Crop/Edit

The Google App is one of the most frequently updated applications, especially thanks to its beta channel, and it's one of the more interesting apps to pay attention to because of how many functions it supports. Google App is necessary for the Google Assistant to work on your device, and with the beta release of...

Google Confirms Assistant Rollout Will Not Extend to Tablets

Google Assistant was one of the Google Pixel's defining features when the new flagships first launched. The product showcased the best of Google's work in machine learning and natural language processing. As the Pixel exclusivity ended and Assistant was opened up for all, people were naturally waiting for Assistant to land up on all of...

Google Assistant In Allo Revealed Your Search History In a Conversation Without Your Permission, Now Patched

A recently discovered flaw in the Google Allo messaging application has raised concerns over users' privacy. According to a report from Recode, Google Assistant in Allo can reveal your Google search history details without your permission while in the middle of a conversation. Before Google Assistant started rolling out to all devices running Android 6.0+, using Google...

[Update: Rolling out Now] Google Assistant Coming Soon for All Android 6.0+ Devices

Google Assistant was one of the main selling points of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. This software addition from Google formed a key part of the Pixel experience, and the company intended to keep the experience exclusive for a while. You could still find ways to make use of Google Assistant on unsupported phones,...

You Can Now Shop With Google Assistant On Your Google Home

Launched back last year, the Google Home speaker is the direct competitor to Amazon's Alexa. While Alexa has an edge over Google Home due to its robust integration with third-party products and services, Google has lately been doing its best to fill up the gap by steadily adding support for new services and introducing new features. Now...

How to Force ‘OK Google’ Hotword Detection to work when the Screen is Off on any Device [Root]

When the Moto X (2013) was first announced, one of the most exciting features (besides Ambient Display) was its ability to wake up to voice commands. Later introduced in Google Nexus devices and now available in many flagships, hotword recognition capability is a pretty awesome feature for when you need to make a quick Google search...

What You Need to Know About Android Wear 2.0 — Android Pay, Google Assistant and More

As noted industry leaker Evan 'evleaks' Blass suggested on his Twitter page, today Google has finally unveiled the next major upgrade for its Android-based smartwatch OS: Android Wear 2.0. This announcement also comes along with the release of the newest Android Wear smartwatches in the form of the LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport. Android...