We did not have to wait for the Google I/O 2021 conference that will take place next May to learn about some of the new voice command features of Google Assistant. Today the company has presented five new features.
Google Assistant is gradually improving, expanding compatibility with more devices, and adding more actions and routines to make our daily lives easier.
Google Assistant has added five new featured related to the voice commands
The first new feature announced by Google is now compatible with iPhone. It is the “Hey Google, where’s my phone” voice command. Now if you can’t find your iPhone you can ask your Nest speaker. To do this, you will first need to enable Google Home notifications and alerts on the iPhone. Then, the iPhone will ring even if you have it muted or the do not disturb mode is activated.
The second new feature, and for the moment only available in the United States, is that the Google Assistant is now able to order food for delivery or pick-up.
In restaurants that have the ordering feature activated Google Assistant will automatically navigate through the website and fill out the forms like contact and payment data in the same way it already does with the ticket sales.
The third feature announced by Google has already been available to some users for a couple of months. These are the new sunrise and sunset routines that now according to the company should be available to everyone.
The fourth new feature that will arrive in the upcoming days will be the new routine suggestions, a new section that will show us the most popular and practical routines that we can add to our device.
Finally, and on the occasion of the Oscars 2021 gala, Google adds new voice commands for queries related to the gala to entertain you. At the moment most of the questions only work in English:
- “Hey Google, when are the Oscars?”
- “Hey Google, who’s nominated for Animated Feature Film at the Oscars?”
- “Hey Google, what are your Oscar predictions?”
- “Hey Google, who do you think is best dressed at the Oscars?”
- “Hey Google, give me an award.”