Google Assistant Finally Gets a Web Directory Which Enlists All Supported Services
Google Assistant has been around a while, and one of the things it was lacking was a dedicated, comprehensive directory on the web that tells you what it can do. Not anymore.
Complete List Of Google Assistant Functionalities Now On a Dedicated Webpage
To see if Assistant supports a particular product you had to have a device with Assistant enabled, browse to the slightly hidden Explore section which is accessible from the blue envelope icon on the top right of the Assistant screen, and just then you could either search for a specific keyword or use the trending and new sections to discover its new functionalities. The experience was tardy and not a whole lot of users could get anywhere close to the page, given how difficult to reach it was. Amazon made it a lot easier with Alexa, allowing you to look for all its abilities on their official website.
Following Alexa's footsteps, Google has created a consolidated database which lists all of the Assistant's functions on a dedicated page on the Google Assistant website. They are neatly divided into categories and sub-categories ranging from art and lifestyle, food and drink, local, travel and weather and a lot more. You can also look for a specific command, using the included search option.
The consolidated database is excellent for people new to the Google Assistant ecosystem and want to skim through its abilities. Seasoned users can also benefit from it as it lets them fine-tune their experience by allowing them to explore more commands. One of the most notable features of the new database, however, is the fact that it shows which device can the command be issued on. You can also share a specific function using the included button, letting your friends know how to get better control out of their smart devices.
Do you own a Google Home or other smart devices? Try out some of the commands listed above and let us know your experience with it in the comments below.
News Source: Google