Currently, Broadcast lets you record messages on your phone and send them to any Google speaker or display - sort of like an intercom. Then Google Assistant will help you start a sing-along session with your family as long as you have Google Play Music subscription. As part of the Christmas spirit, Google has rolled out new Google Assistant features, which aside from the addition, encourages us to stay well-mannered during the Christmas season.
If you include polite phrases like "please" and "thank you" in your queries, Assistant will respond in kind, thanking you for being polite.
The Three | Google Assistant will be available in the United Kingdom imminently. It enables the voice assistant to reward the usage of "please" and "thank you" with delightful responses. It essentially turns a smart display, like the Google Home Hub, into a karaoke machine. The "Pretty Please" feature will work on both with and without display smart assistant devices.
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There are other features coming to smart displays. The new features will encourage you to be a better person and remain more polite. There are 50 titles to choose from including Beauty and the Beats, Cinderella and Dora's Super Sleepover. The Broadcast feature will also be getting a significant update.
Google is also rolling out certain family-centered functionalities such as read-along stories from Disney.
Partner and Smart Home Buyer at John Lewis, Katrina Mills said: "Sales of smart home products double every year but the rapid development in this technology has meant that they do a lot more than many of us realise". You'll also be able to quickly hide a photo you don't want to see on your display anymore, or share a photo with one of your contacts.
The newest version of the Amazon Echo Show illustrates how truly useful a touch screen can be on a smart speaker. You can say something like "Hey Google, add Minions shot glasses to my Christmas shopping list" and the voice assistant will create a "Christmas shopping list" with Minions shot glasses listed under it. Google's weather service must be down, because no matter which location you ask about for weather info, you get a zero-degree forecast.