Google Assistant: Own routines probably with next update
A few days ago, the routines ended up in the Google Assistant , but since then are only available in the US. What is a routine? Say, for example, “Hey Google, good morning”, then the assistant can turn on the light, the smartphone (Android) get out of sleep, turn on the heater, read the weather and then start one of your selected playlist on Spotify.
Google assistant is supported by Philips
If that does not work out for you on the first test, sync your smart home devices with the Google Assistant, just say “Ok Google, sync my smart home devices.” Now you can use scenes that you created in Philips Hue.
Google launches Transactions in Germany
With Transactions on Google, users can make purchases, bookings, or make reservations directly from their smartphone or Google Home smart signers. Similar to Amazon’s Alexa, the companies need to develop their own language app via Actions on Google and interface with Transactions.
The long-distance bus company FlixBus offers the sale of tickets via Google Assistant since the launch of Transactions. With the voice command “Ask ‘FlixBus for a ticket from Hamburg to Berlin”, the assistant compares travel connections with the personal calendar and then proposes a suitable option. Car sharing provider car2go makes reservations through transactions. Afterwards, users are navigated to the car within the car2go app.