Google Assistant Will Now Respond Differently When Users Say "Please"

Judy Cobb
December 2, 2018

Moreover, these lists can be stored in the Google Assistant app.

Other children-focused additions to the Google Assistant skill set include a "direct line to the North Pole" for an interactive little Christmas-themed game and, most notably, Google Home sound effects and music for an extra-magical storytelling experience.

The feature is enabled for all voice matched users on Smart Speakers and Smart Displays starting today. Say "please" or "thank you" when using the Assistant and you'll often be rewarded with delightful responses. "Alright, 5 minutes. Starting now".

Gift Lists: You can now use voice commands to create your gift list.

"What's on my to-do list?" To get started, just say, "Hey Google, let's read along with Mickey's Christmas Carol".

Aside from the politeness feature, Google is working to add support for Google Keep.

Google is always looking to make the Google Assistant a bit more, well helpful.

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Partner and Smart Home Buyer at John Lewis, Katrina Mills said: "Sales of smart home products double every year but the rapid development in this technology has meant that they do a lot more than many of us realise".

The upcoming Home Hub is Google's first in-house attempt, although Google Assistant-equipped displays made by LG, Lenovo and Harman are already on the market, while rival Amazon is already onto the second generation of its Alexa Show competitor. The feature only works with select songs, for now. Therefore, it is also bringing the Broadcast Replies feature.

One of the best features of the Google Home Hub is Google Photos' integration so it's a digital picture frame when it's not doing something more productive.

- Sharing photos: Google Photos is another feature on Smart Displays that can show you past holiday memories with family and friends.

Google also re-iterated that Broadcast Replies are on the way, and that you can set alarms quickly on your Smart Display by swiping up from the home screen and then tapping the new timer button.

Celebrating the Christmas season, the Google Assistant has received an update to the Call Santa feature.

You'll be able to call Santa, too, just by saying, "Hey Google, Call Santa".

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