GOOGLE HOME Posts on XDA

[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 Home and Google WiFi Arrive in the UK on April 6th

In the war of home assistants, Google and Amazon have been duking it out in an effort to own your living room. Both companies have launched their own products that launch their respective virtual assistants, Google Assistant and Alexa, at the convenience of a voice command. Google wants to expand the areas in which it competes against...

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...

How to Listen to your Google Voice Voicemail on your Google Home

When the Google Home was first released, it was (and still is) lacking in many features. You still have no way to set calendar events, read your text messages, create a to-do list, and more. However, if you have the gumption, you can implement nearly all of these features on your own, thanks to the...

AutoVoice 3.0 Brings Google Home, Amazon Echo, IFTTT Integration, and Natural Language Support to Stable Channel

A new update to the Tasker plug-in called AutoVoice brings a lot of features that were previously exclusive to the beta version over to the stable channel. The AutoVoice 3.0 update in particular brings support for Google Home and Amazon Echo integration as well as support for Natural Language Processing and IFTTT integration to the...

Google Home is Scheduled to Launch in the UK by June

Google Home might not have impressed everybody when it launched, but it's still a nice entry product into home assistants for the Mountain View technology giant. Fans of Google Assistant have been pushing Google to focus on it and natural language technology as much as Amazon has been with their Alexa platform, but we have to remember that...

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...

Report: Google Home & Amazon Echo Getting Voice-Calling Features

Amazon launched their Alexa personal assistant in the Echo back in 2014 and they've been working on it non-stop ever since. We've seen a number of 3rd-party companies integrate Alexa into their products over the years and Amazon is constantly adding support for 3rd-party services as well. Google is working to catch up to Amazon when...

How to Cast ANY Video/Playlist from the YouTube App to your Google Home

One of the most frustrating parts of dealing with any new Google product is the lack of features that one would think would be an obvious inclusion. Those of you who have purchased the Google Home are probably thrilled that the device can act as a Google Cast receiver, enabling you to choose your favorite songs...

The Chromecast Ethernet Adapter Works with Google Home

A couple of weeks after the Google Home personal assistant device was announced last year at Google I/O 2016, it was reported that Google Home would be nothing more than a Chromecast stuffed inside of a speaker. The report came from The Information, and claimed this was true because they shared the same microprocessor and WiFi chip...

AutoVoice Integration Finally makes its way to Google Home, Here’s how to Use It

After a month in Google's approval limbo, AutoVoice has finally been approved for use as a third-party integration in Google Home. With AutoVoice integration, you can send commands to your phone that Tasker will be able to react to, allowing you to perform countless number of automation scripts straight from your voice. Previously, this required a...

XDA Spotlight: Connect Third-Party APIs to Google Assistant using the Voice Assistant Webhook

Some owners of the Google Home may feel a bit disappointed at its lack of native features, but others such as myself are holding onto hope that third-party developers will be able to plug any holes in its functionality. We're excited to see the work some developers such as João Dias have put into supporting...
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