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Google Assistant is ready for some family bonding time

If you own a Google Assistant-powered Smart Speaker like the Google Home Mini (or an Android phone like the Samsung Galaxy Note8) and have a family, you are in for a treat. Google has just announced new activities and voice commands that you can say to make your family-bonding time better.

With the latest update, you can get a family trivia going for the whole family, quizzes, and even games to spice things up together.


Here are some of the commands you can throw at Google Assistant:

Play:?

  • “Play Lucky Trivia for Families”
  • “Play Musical Chairs”
  • “Play Musical Statues”
  • “Let’s play a game”

Learn:?

  • “Play ABC Behind the News”
  • “Help me with my homework”
  • “Tell me a fun fact” 
  • “How do you say “Let’s have crêpes for breakfast” in French?”

Entertain:?

  • “Let’s make ANZAC biscuits”
  • “Play Kinderling Radio”
  • “Read The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill” (requires an audiobook purchase)
  • “Tell me a joke”

And now, children under 13 can also have their own personalised Google Assistant experience (the Assistant can recognise up to 6 voices, which should be enough for your whole family – minus the pets). They’d have to log in with their own account, which you can manage through Google Family Link.

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