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[Update: Rolling Out] Google Assistant in Chrome brings Google’s Duplex AI to the web

At Google I/O 2019, one of the big announcements was Google Duplex being added to websites. The idea was to have Google fill in your information and simplify the process of buying movie tickets or reserving a car. While Google didn't announce an official date during I/O, they did mention they would have more details...

Google Assistant adds a curated news playlist called “Your News Update”

Google Assistant has had several different methods for reciting news over the years. You can set up a Routine that includes a rundown of news stories or simply ask for news about a specific topic or from a particular publication. Google is now introducing a new service for Google Assistant called "Your News Update" that...

Google confirms G Suite customers can’t set reminders in Google Assistant

Setting a reminder or an alarm is one of the first things one does when using the Google Assistant. It's the most basic functionality offered by the Assistant and I tend to use it every day. The feature was previously available to all Google Assistant users, however, it seems like Google has now removed the...

At A Glance widget tests showing Google Assistant reminders

Google's "At A Glance" is one of the most simplistic yet useful widgets. The widget changes dynamically based on the information that might be relevant to you at a specific time. At A Glance was introduced as a simple time & weather widget exclusively as part of the Pixel launcher. It was eventually made available...

Google App 10.83 tests “Lift to Talk” for Google Assistant on the Pixel 4

Thanks to multiple leaks, we knew pretty much everything about the Pixel 4 smartphones before launch. Some of the rumored features of the new Pixel devices have yet to materialize, however. One such feature was said to be a new way to launch the Google Assistant on the latest Pixel: raise to talk. According to...

[Update 2: Live on Play Store] The Android Auto app will no longer be supported in favor of Google Assistant’s new driving mode

Google announced Android Auto in a time when automobile manufacturers were looking for new ways to bring in more tech-savvy customers. They have been competing with other car infotainment systems from Apple and car makers, but they are making a lot of progress in the area. Google expanded the Android Auto user base by introducing...

Google is testing a completely revamped Assistant Feed

Google has offered its users a number of ways to interact with its virtual assistant. Some prefer to use the voice command hot words to bring it up while others will launch the service from the navigation bar/gesture. However, few seem to access it using the Google application. There's an Updates tab in the Google...

Google Assistant smart devices will soon be able to stream from SiriusXM

A recent teardown of the Google app version 10.81.6.29.arm64 revealed a number of upcoming features. Among these was the updated Collections UI, smart screenshots, and Google Podcast bookmarking. The teardown also revealed that Google was testing a new feature that will allow you to link specific radio services to the Google Assistant. Google is now...

Google App 10.74.6 hints at the Pixel 4’s new Assistant coming to Canada, the UK, and Singapore

At Google I/O 2019 earlier this year, the company first showcased the new faster Google Assistant. Then, over the last couple of months, we saw numerous leaks that gave us a clearer picture of what the company had planned for its virtual assistant. Most recently, we saw a new compact UI for setting reminders with...

[Update: More Actions] Google Assistant tests a more compact UI for setting reminders

While Google hasn't officially revealed the Pixel 4 series, we know pretty much everything about the upcoming devices. Several leaks have surfaced over the past month, revealing most of the new hardware and software features. Among these is the new Google Assistant app that the company showcased at Google I/O earlier this year. The new...

Google is giving away a free Home Mini to Assistant users

It seems like Google has an abundance of Home Minis lying around because it's giving them away for free to everyone out there. The company has previously offered a free Home Mini to Google One subscribers and YouTube Premium members in various regions. Earlier this year, it also partnered with the Christopher & Dana Reeve...

Google Assistant routines are coming to Android TV

Update: A Google PR spokesperson reached out to clarify some details about this news. There will not be a preset "Showtime" routine. Users will be able to create a custom routine that includes Android TV devices. The original article follows: One of the most powerful features of Google Assistant is Routines. Announced back at the Made...