Amazon infiltrated the home when no one was looking with a smart assistant loaded on some low-price hardware, and now the competition has a whole lot of catching up to do. In this last push ahead of the holidays, Google is certainly making a valiant effort.
The companyâ€™s Home hub has been available at retail since October, offering the promise of a whole lot of functionality on the way. In just the week, the team has added a slew of new controls to the device. Yesterday the connected product got support for Netflix, making it possible to play a select number of shows, skip through episodes, rewind, pause and turn on captions when connected to a Chromecast.
Google Photos support was on the docket as well (also requiring a Chromecast), bringing images to the big screen with specific commands involving places, things, dates and albums.
Home is also getting actions from 30 different companies, ranging from companies like Dominoâ€™s Pizza to news outlets like CNN and The Wall Street JournalÂ to service like Product Hunt and WebMD, the latter of which lets users ask the device health-related questions â€“ so, one assumes, you can finally say, â€œHey Google, what is this rash?â€
Article source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/16/google-home/