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Google Assistant heads to the Play Store for faster updates

Google Assistant heads to the Play Store for faster updates

Also, if you have a phone or tablet running Lollipop or older, don't think that this means you'll magically be able to get Google Assistant on your device. In the latest update, Google is pushing the Assistant to the Play Store for a speedier and more streamlined update process. Those new voice assistants, like the $49 Google Home Mini and the $399 Google Home Max, make music playback throughout the home simple-so you're going to want to hook up to a music streaming service.

The easiest thing to do, and this might also be the first thing you should do when your Google store is not working - Clear Your Google Play Store's Cache.

Reportedly, the new feature was added to the AI assistant just moments before the Pixel 2 event. Google Assistant will be the central AI technology that threads together the company's growing variety of devices, including mobile phones, laptop computers, smart speakers and parent company Alphabet's Nest brand of smart home products. The publication notes that the creation of a standalone app may also help users include it as part of an automation tool like IFTTT or Tasker.

For marketers, the greater presence of Google Assistant - and its competitors like Amazon Alexa - in the home open up new channels to reach consumers directly during their day-to-day routines. This information could be revealed from the code of the app and Google doesn't mention it anywhere.

To engage the app, users have to command Google Assistant with "OK Google, talk to NAB". This addition to the software gives devices their own personality and while manufacturers are humanising their AI assistants with more natural speech and intonation, adding gender into the mix will offer something for everyone. The new setting doesn't exactly let you pick between "Female" and "Male", only "Voice I" and "Voice II", respectively.

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