Tag Archives: Google Assistant

Your tree-loving, earth-celebrating Google Assistant

Today is Earth Day and your Google Assistant is here to help you make the most of it. Whether your day is full of clean-ups on the beach, enjoying nature in the forest or sitting at a park—basically the Earth Day of our dreams—your Assistant can help you give a little love back to our earth.

Earth Day GIF

  • Ask your Assistant on Android phones, “where is the nearest community garden?” Put your green thumb to work, meet some new people or just stop to smell the flowers.
  • Have your Assistant in Allo “Tell me some earth day tips.” Paperless bills, turning off the water, biking and more!
  • “Play some nature sounds” on your Google Home to bring the outside in.
  • “Ok Google, tell me a fact about nature.” From the Chocolate Hills in the Philippines to the North Pole, learn about the world.
  • Do some good and ask your Assistant on Pixel “Where is the closest recycling center?” 

Close your eyes, listen to the sounds of nature (from your Assistant, a seashell or otherwise) and have a great weekend!

Your tree-loving, earth-celebrating Google Assistant

Today is Earth Day and your Google Assistant is here to help you make the most of it. Whether your day is full of clean-ups on the beach, enjoying nature in the forest or sitting at a park—basically the Earth Day of our dreams—your Assistant can help you give a little love back to our earth.

Earth Day GIF

  • Ask your Assistant on Android phones, “where is the nearest community garden?” Put your green thumb to work, meet some new people or just stop to smell the flowers.
  • Have your Assistant in Allo “Tell me some earth day tips.” Paperless bills, turning off the water, biking and more!
  • “Play some nature sounds” on your Google Home to bring the outside in.
  • “Ok Google, tell me a fact about nature.” From the Chocolate Hills in the Philippines to the North Pole, learn about the world.
  • Do some good and ask your Assistant on Pixel “Where is the closest recycling center?” 

Close your eyes, listen to the sounds of nature (from your Assistant, a seashell or otherwise) and have a great weekend!

Tomato, tomahto. Google Home now supports multiple users

“Ok Google, good morning.”

“Hey, Jana. The time is 8 AM. The weather in Mountain View currently is 72 degrees and sunny with a high of 75 degrees. Today at 9 AM you have breakfast check in with Diego. Here’s the latest news….”

Wait—that daily briefing was for my wife, who set up Google Home for the family. What if I want to hear results that are right for me?

Starting today, I can—and so can you. We’re adding the ability for up to six people to connect their account to one Google Home. So now when I ask my Google Assistant for help, it can distinguish my voice from my wife’s and I can hear my own personal playlists, my own commute time, my own schedule and more.

Google Home now supports multiple users

To get started, first make sure that you have the latest Google Home app. Then, look for a card that says ”multi-user is available” when you open the app. If you don’t see a card, click on the icon in the top right to see all of your connected devices. Once you see your Google Home in the list, select “Link your account.” From there, you'll teach your Assistant to understand it’s you, not your partner, family member or roommate—and vice versa, based on who’s speaking. For certain features, like personalized music and commute, you’ll also need to set up your preferences within the app.

multi-user

So how does it work? When you connect your account on a Google Home, we ask you to say the phrases "Ok Google" and "Hey Google" two times each. Those phrases are then analyzed by a neural network, which can detect certain characteristics of a person's voice. From that point on, any time you say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google" to your Google Home, the neural network will compare the sound of your voice to its previous analysis so it can understand if it's you speaking or not. This comparison takes place only on your device, in a matter of milliseconds.

This feature will start rolling out today for Google Home users in the U.S., but will expand to the U.K. in the coming months.

Your Assistant should be personal to you—and now it is. From music to news, your Google Assistant on Google Home is ready to answer your questions and help you get more done

Your Assistant for all seasons

We’re officially a few weeks into spring and your Google Assistant is ready to help you get the most out of the nicer weather, from finding the perfect hiking or biking spot to playing your spring cleaning motivation playlist.

Here are some questions to ask:

  • How long does it take to bike to Prospect Park?
  • Play my spring cleaning playlist from Google Play Music.
  • When’s the first day of summer?
  • When does the Cherry Blossom Festival end?
  • How do you say “flower” in Japanese?
  • Show my photos from the Cherry Blossom Festival in April.

So plan your spring adventure—or hunker down and finally clean out the kitchen drawers—with your Google Assistant by your side.

Your Assistant for all seasons

We’re officially a few weeks into spring and your Google Assistant is ready to help you get the most out of the nicer weather, from finding the perfect hiking or biking spot to playing your spring cleaning motivation playlist.

Here are some questions to ask:

  • How long does it take to bike to Prospect Park?
  • Play my spring cleaning playlist from Google Play Music.
  • When’s the first day of summer?
  • When does the Cherry Blossom Festival end?
  • How do you say “flower” in Japanese?
  • Show my photos from the Cherry Blossom Festival in April.

So plan your spring adventure—or hunker down and finally clean out the kitchen drawers—with your Google Assistant by your side.

Let your Assistant guide you to Jupiter

It’s an exciting night for the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter. As it makes its closest approach to earth this year, your Google Assistant can help you get the most out of this space spectacle.

jupiter

Get ready by asking your Google Assistant on your Android phone “when does the sun set today” and “remind me to look for Jupiter after 8pm tonight.” Make it a family affair by asking your Assistant to “text mom to go outside and see Jupiter tonight.’” And while you shouldn’t need a telescope for this show, it can’t hurt to get a closer look—ask “show me videos on making a telescope” for some creative inspiration.  

When you’re at home, pass the time waiting by asking your Google Assistant on Google Home “how long does Jupiter take to orbit around the sun?” or “How big is Jupiter?” While we don’t recommend space travel on such short notice, it’s never a bad time to dream.

Let your Assistant guide you to Jupiter

It’s an exciting night for the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter. As it makes its closest approach to earth this year, your Google Assistant can help you get the most out of this space spectacle.

jupiter

Get ready by asking your Google Assistant on your Android phone “when does the sun set today” and “remind me to look for Jupiter after 8pm tonight.” Make it a family affair by asking your Assistant to “text mom to go outside and see Jupiter tonight.’” And while you shouldn’t need a telescope for this show, it can’t hurt to get a closer look—ask “show me videos on making a telescope” for some creative inspiration.  

When you’re at home, pass the time waiting by asking your Google Assistant on Google Home “how long does Jupiter take to orbit around the sun?” or “How big is Jupiter?” While we don’t recommend space travel on such short notice, it’s never a bad time to dream.

Let your Assistant guide you to Jupiter

It’s an exciting night for the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter. As it makes its closest approach to earth this year, your Google Assistant can help you get the most out of this space spectacle.

jupiter

Get ready by asking your Google Assistant on your Android phone “when does the sun set today” and “remind me to look for Jupiter after 8pm tonight.” Make it a family affair by asking your Assistant to “text mom to go outside and see Jupiter tonight.’” And while you shouldn’t need a telescope for this show, it can’t hurt to get a closer look—ask “show me videos on making a telescope” for some creative inspiration.  

When you’re at home, pass the time waiting by asking your Google Assistant on Google Home “how long does Jupiter take to orbit around the sun?” or “How big is Jupiter?” While we don’t recommend space travel on such short notice, it’s never a bad time to dream.

Join us live on May 23rd as we announce the latest Ads, Analytics and DoubleClick innovations


What: Google Marketing Next keynote live stream
When: Tuesday, May 23rd at 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET.
Duration: 1 hour
Where: On the Inside AdWords Blog


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Watch live as my team and I share new Ads, Analytics and DoubleClick innovations designed to improve your ability to reach consumers, simplify campaign measurement and increase your productivity. We’ll also give you a sneak peek at how brands are starting to use the Google Assistant to delight customers.

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Posted by Sridhar Ramaswamy Senior Vice President, Ads and Commerce

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With connected devices, a smarter home is just an “Ok Google” away

Google can help make your home smart.

Wait, what does that even mean? Reading it books? Teaching it math? No, not quite. The Google Assistant on Google Home and Android phones can help you take control of your home by connecting to some of your favorite home automation services and letting you use your voice to control your devices from anywhere.

Today, we’re introducing new home automation integrations—in addition to the ones that already exist—that work with the Google Assistant. So you can now connect your Google Assistant to Best Buy Insignia, LIFX, TP-Link and Wink. Making it easier to just say “Ok Google” and:

  • Cool down and “turn on the fan” with the Best Buy Insignia Wi-Fi Smart Plug
  • Set the mood for your dinner party and “change the living room lights to blue” with LIFX
  • Relax and “dim the living room lights” with TP-Link
  • Get comfortable and “turn up the heat” with Wink

To connect smart home devices to your Google Assistant on Google Home, just go to the Google Home app, select settings and then select Home Control, and click “+” to add a new device. You can also connect your devices within your Assistant on Pixel and Android phone settings.

As you may have seen earlier today, we announced that Google Home is coming to the UK. These partners, along with others, will also be available in the UK.

We’ll continue to add more partners and look forward to helping you feel more in control at home and on the go with the Google Assistant!