Google Home rolls out family fun and games with Assistant

At its hardware reveal event earlier this month, Google showed off the new Google Home Max and Home Mini to go with the base model. As part of that presentation, we saw a video on how Google Assistant within those devices can keep the family occupied with games and projects. Now, Google Home is rolling out 50 new games, stories and activities for kids.

The things that the assistant can be asked to do - after saying the obligatory "OK, Google" - include:

Learn

  • “Let’s learn”
  • "Play space trivia”
  • “Talk to Everyday Heroes”
  • “Help me with my homework”

Play

  • “Let’s play a game”
  • “Play Mickey Mouse Adventure”
  • “Talk to What’s My Justice League Super Hero?”
  • “Play Sports Illustrated Kids Trivia”

Imagine

  • “Tell me a story”
  • “Tell me the story of The-Not-So-Scaredy cat”
  • “Play Strangest Day Ever”
  • "Play Jungle Adventure"

The Assistant can even randomize activities just by saying things like "I want to do something fun" or "Abracadabra."

Parents can personalize experiences for their children under 13 by letting them interact with the Assistant themselves through the Family Link feature. And Voice Match allows the Google Assistant to recognize up to six different voices, so there won't be any confusion between family members.

While the main release is for Google Home, other smart speakers and phones supporting Google Assistant will get the new activities as well.

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