Google Home now supports Netflix, Domino’s, Quora, CNN and more

By : |December 16, 2016 0

It’s been barely two months since Google unveiled its own brand of home assistant to take on Amazon’s Alexa but looks like, Google is already edging past its rival.

Google Home has got a slew of new controls that range from support for Netflix to ordering a pizza to getting some answers from Quora and much more.

For all you Netflix buffs, Google’s home assistant will now let you play a select number of shows, skip through episodes, rewind, pause and turn on captions when connected to a Chromecast. You can also now cast your photos onto the big screen by just calling them with specific commands involving places, things, dates and albums.

                                 

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That’s not all. Home is also getting support for 30 different third-party applications including CNN and The Wall Street Journal for news to services like Product Hunt and WebMD that make it a truly indispensable experience. From asking recipes on Food Network to ordering Domino’s pizza to news, sports, movies, there’s a really long list of conversation actions.

Notably, Google also announced plans to combine Nest Weave and Google Weave this week so Google Assistant can talk to Nest devices. Several IoT companies will also begin to use Weave.

“Device makers like Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings already use Weave, and several others like Belkin WeMo, LiFX, Honeywell, Wink, TP-Link, and First Alert are implementing it. Weave provides all the cloud infrastructure so that developers can focus on building their products without investing in cloud services,” Google developer advocate for IoT Wayne Piekarski wrote in a blog post.

Though, Amazon has also been beefing up its Alexa with many new ‘skills’ but looks like Google’s open ecosystem would surely take it ahead of its rival in no time.

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