For those of us who celebrate Christmas, the next weeks are set to be the busiest time of year. We run everyone around to buy gifts, send greetings, meet up with friends and family, and are usually rushed off their feet for no apparent reason.
But Google believes that the assistant can help you survive your vacation. And it has rolled out a bunch of new features designed to do just that. Some of Google Assistant's new features are solely related to the vacation, but we release them.
New Assistants from Google Assistant
Google revealed Assistant's new vacation-related features in a post on the Keyword. And they are as follows …
Google Assistant now recognizes when you say "thank you" and "thank you". The feature, called Pretty Please rewards courtesy by having assistant answers in the same courteous manner.
Google Assistant can now help you Keep track of gift ideas using notes and lists. You can create a gift list, add ideas to an existing list, and in addition to everything with your voice.
Google Assistant lets you now call Santa and he needs your help while trying to play a concert. If you have a smart screen, you can even see some album covers for bands from the North Pole.
Pretty Please encourage good behavior for all. Say "please" or "thank you" when using Google Assistant and listen for an equally comfortable response. https://t.co/7MYbFyWc1H pic.twitter.com/NQ3AZrVX9W
– Created by Google (@madebygoogle) November 29, 2018
If you have a smart screen and a Google Play Music subscription you can now sing to your favorite songs . Unfortunately, synchronized texts are only available for selected songs.
You can also get Google Assistant to read together to one of your favorite jubilees . The titles listed here will have music and sound effects added. Alternatively, just say "Hello Google, Tell me a story" to have one of 50 titles read for you.
Further Reading for Google Assistant Users
If you're new to Google Assistant, check out our guide explaining how to use Google Assistant. And if you're unsure if Google Assistant is really better than its competitors, we've added Google Assistant vs Siri and Google Assistant vs. Cortana .
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