5 cool things you can do on Google Home

By Anuj Sharma - May 22, 2018
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You can now hear your favourite books! Choose from a great selection of audiobooks on Google Play, which you can enjoy seamlessly whether you're relaxing at home with Google Home, driving with Android....

For long, we all have relied on Google to search for something and is also the first place in all our digital lives to find information on virtually anything. However, the way technology is evolving, there is a very good chance that the next interaction will have no screen involved and we will be able to access information without having to type on keyboards, or even hold anything in our hands.

So, it is no wonder that Google is trying its hand on voice interactions and to make it easier for you, the company has launched Google Home – an artificial intelligence powered smart speaker that can do things on your behalf.

Here are some of the things that you can easily do with Google Home.

Listen to Audiobooks

You can now hear your favourite books! Choose from a great selection of audiobooks on Google Play, which you can enjoy seamlessly whether you're relaxing at home with Google Home, driving with Android Auto, or on the train with your smartphone. You could start listening on your commute home, and then resume the story later on Google Home.

Just ask your Google Assistant “Ok Google, read my audiobook,” and it’ll pick up right where you left off. You can also try queries such as “Ok Google, stop in 20 minutes” -- a great way to set a reading timer just before you doze off!

Royal Wedding

Still reminiscing about the Royal Wedding? The Google Assistant can serve up fun facts, teaching royal etiquette and sharing quirky wedding jokes. So, if you happen to be a big fan of the Royal family go ahead and ask your Google Assistant or Google Home questions like “Teach me Royal Etiquette”, or shore up your knowledge of Royal trivia with “Give me a fact about Royal Weddings”

Use Google Home to help you cook

Looking to whip up something delicious after you get back home? Simply say “Ok Google, let’s make Hyderabadi Dum Biryani” and get step-by-step instructions as Google Home leads you through your culinary journey.

Go ahead, try it out with many popular western and Indian dishes!

Plan your day

With your permission, Google gets to know what matters to you. Easily ask for your travel itinerary, your daily schedule, your traffic to work, and more.

With the help of your Google Assistant, get daily information tailored for you. Just say, “Ok Google, tell me about my day” and you’ll get up to speed on things like the weather, your calendar appointments, and a news briefing from a source of your choice.

Practice phrases for your next holiday

Heading overseas for the summer and looking to brush up your vocabulary on common phrases? All you have to do is ask your Google Assistant or Google Home -- say “Translate ‘Where is the nearest ATM’ into Spanish”, and you’ll hear it right on your mobile device or Google Home. Who knows: with a few of these phrases down pat, the locals might actually think you’re one of them!

Google Home is a compact device designed to sit anywhere in your house or apartment and acts as an access point to all of Google’s services.

The company is offering six months of Google Play Music, 10 per cent cashback on HDFC bank credit card transactions, enjoy free music on Gaana (condition applied), play music on Saavn sponsored by Google Home.

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