Google Assistant now has a male voice, new languages, integrations

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It's not immediately evident how to change Google Assistant to use a male voice, nearly as if Google only begrudgingly conceded this feature.

Apart from the new feature of changing the voice, Google's Pixel event also unveiled some new ways in which the AI's voice assistant can be used, for example, by reading out stories to children, playing games and also for broadcasting messages to multiple Google Assistant devices at a time.

The broadened support roll out joins Google's bevy of new item declarations today, including Google Home Max, a vast keen home speaker meant to go up against Apple's HomePod and Sonos.

Google has expanded the capabilities of the Google Home by introducing Voice Match. It can now do German, French, Japanese, Korean, and Canadian, both the French and the English kind.

Google Assistant now also speaks other kinds of languages, too. So if you have a Nest camera set up, you can ask Home to show the live feed on your TV via Chromecast. In this case, telling your Home "where's my phone" will ping the nearest Android device paired with your Google account. You will be able to do more than just change temperatures on the Nest Learning Thermostat.

Google knows that going forward people would largely interact with the devices and phones via voice, therefore, bringing voice assistant on every device would serve them well.

Even if you are not a Nest owner, according to Google the feature will function with over 1000 smart home products of over 100 different brands. Of course, Google will be continuously improving the Assistant's abilities at being more intuitive over the course of more updates.

Last and somewhat the least, there is now a Google Assistant app on Google Play Store.


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