Google Home has added voice support for Netflix and Google Photos. These new capabilities allow users to interact with their home assistants to control content on their televisions via a Chromecast device. According to Google, these "hands-free" features are a great way to access all of its festive content this holiday season.
Netflix integration is handled by linking an account to Google Assistant via the Google Home App. Once the devices are paired, consumers can use voice commands to play and control content on their television. Of course, a Netflix subscription is required for this functionality.
Google Photos app can similarly be linked and connected to a display, allowing people "to gather around and relive memories from the year." With this integration, users can use their voice to search for "places, things and people," even if they don't remember the specific details of when or where a photo was taken.
For now, this update is limited to those in the US, though the Netflix integration should work on both Android and iOS by the end of the week. Google is also offering a six-month YouTube Red subscription for those who purchase a Google Home device before the end of the year.
Source: Google Blog