In addition, you can use Assistant's Read Along skill to add music and sound effects to a number of holiday stories and fairy tales.
With the holiday season upon us, Google is sharing ways that the Google Assistant can help you throughout the holiday season. And the Nest Hello video doorbell also now works with your Smart Display to allow for a two-way talkback feature. This feature will exclusively be available to the Google Play Music subscribers.
Additionally, you can now create a gift list with Assistant. Then the Assistant will reply that "Thanks for asking so nicely".
Department store John Lewis has opened an interactive 827 sq ft Google Assistant-powered smart home at its flagship shop in Oxford Street, with 4 more planned in the lead up to Christmas.
"Say "please" or "thank you" when using the Assistant and you'll often be rewarded with delightful responses", Google says,"Try "Hey Google, please play some holiday music for me" or "Hey Google, please set a timer for 5 minutes". The feature is rolling out on the Google Assistant and is enabled for all voice matched users on Smart Speakers and Smart Displays.
The feature, called "Pretty Please", was announced in May, and recently implemented in Google Home devices. Plus, Assistant didn't' seem to care if I was polite or not. According to Google, "Santa Claus is busy rehearsing for a musical concert - but he only knows one song and needs your help!"
Apart from this, Google will also be releasing other minor features and tweaks. Now, you and your kiddos can ask Google to read along with titles such as "Mickey's Christmas Carol", "Cinderella", and "Beauty and the Beast". However, Google has promised that it will soon add support for other services including Google Keep, Any.do, Bring!, and Todoist etc.
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".
Google also allows you to create your ideal gift list, which you can use when in a hurry to buy Christmas gifts for your family. Pretty useful for quick timers and whatnot.