Google has updated its AI voice assistant with new features. one among these now gives Google Assistant the power to seek out misplaced phones using their Nest Displays and speakers. Interestingly, the power extends to iPhones, meaning iPhone users can now use Google Assistant for the search too.
iPhone and other Apple device users have often used the command “Find my iPhone” on Apple’s voice assistant Siri to locate their phones. The update to Google Assistant now gives an equivalent capability over Google Home devices. Though Google points out that iPhone users will first need to allow notifications and important alerts from the Google Home app.
Google Assistant even has a plus over Apple’s way of locating devices for users. With Siri on connected devices, users can place a daily call to their iPhones to locate them. Google Assistant takes this a step further and can ring the phone albeit it's in don't Disturb mode.Google has now shared the feature on its Google Home app on iOS. Once the iPhone users found out critical alerts, they will choose “Finding your phone with Assistant” notifications. These enable a custom ringing sound on their iPhones to locate it whenever the device is lost.
Google says that the ringing are going to be audible albeit the iPhone is silenced or if DND is enabled thereon . As acknowledged during a report by 9to5Mac, Apple seems to possess granted the Google Home app a special alerts entitlement to bypass the device settings and trigger these critical sounds.
Other than the support for iPhone tracking, the Google Assistant will now help users in placing food delivery orders online. Powered by Duplex, the feature will work on restaurants that appear within the Google app for Android.
To use this, Google Assistant users will first need to make menu selections from the restaurant of their like. The Assistant will then get into action during the ultimate inspect process. The AI voice assistant will then automatically navigate the location and fill out the user’s contact and payment details saved in Google Pay and synced to Chrome Autofill.
For now, Google has partnered with select chains to introduce the feature to its users. it'll eventually expand to more restaurant partners later this year.Google has also updated Assistant Routines with new triggers. this suggests that the company’s voice assistant will now be ready to present a carousel of suggested actions to users on the house screen with triggers like sunrise or sunset.