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TechnologyGoogle brings continued conversation with Assistant to smart displays

01:40  09 march  2019
01:40  09 march  2019 Source:   theverge.com

Google stuffed Assistant in a smart button and e-ink screen

Google stuffed Assistant in a smart button and e-ink screen It's hard to imagine but Assistant is just two and a half years old (officially anyway), and it's finding its own identity. Assistant is on track to be on a billion devices by the end of January, and is in 80 countries and almost 30 languages. But Google isn't done trying to squeeze Assistant into everything imaginable, and is launching a new program to make it cheaper and easier for companies to integrate the digital helper. It's introducing a preview of the Google Assistant Connect platform today at CES 2019, which uses existing smart home platforms to expand to new device types.

Yesterday, Google announced the arrival of a feature for the Google Assistant that was shown off at I/O back in May: Continued Conversations . First, what is this new feature? Simply put, this is Google allowing your devices that use the Assistant to continue listening to you for a few seconds

Google Home's Continued Conversation feature allows you to keep giving commands to Google after saying "OK, Google " only once. You need to set up Google Home and connect it to the Google Assistant on the appropriate account. This way, when you enable Continued Conversation on

Google brings continued conversation with Assistant to smart displays © Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

Google is bringing its continued conversation feature to its Google Assistant smart displays today. This will allow Assistant to stay active and listening so that you can continue to ask follow-up questions without needing to repeat “OK, Google,” before each one.

If the feature sounds familiar, that’s because Google released it last summer, but oddly, it was just for the audio-only Google Home, Home Mini, and Home Max products. Today’s rollout fixes that with continued conversation on Google Assistant devices with screens, like the Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display.

Continued conversation also has to be activated manually by going to Settings -> Preferences -> Continued conversation in the Google Assistant app, and it’s only available for Google Assistant users in English for now.

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Ahead of National Tell a Story Day on Saturday, Google announced yesterday that the Google Assistant can now tell bedtime stories on your Android or iOS device . Since 2017, Google Home devices have been able to tell bedtime stories when requested by owners to "Tell me a story." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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