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", Look up travel plans: "Show me my flights" or "Where's my hotel? © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. //www.google.com/tools/feedback/metric/report, Entertainment (music, movies, TV, books & images), On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app. ", Get stock prices: "What's the Google stock price?" Beyond using your voice to command video clips, the displays make great photo viewers, and here Google has the advantage, with its widely used Photos app. (The Amazon Echo Dot even has a Black Friday sale price of $22.). You choose what to share with your Google Assistant. Beyond recording, Google also tracks your web history, places you visit using Google Maps or the smartphone app to sell targeted ads to marketers. You can ask it, however, to play the long-running TV show on Netflix. Not all settings are available for all languages. ", See your upcoming bills: "My bills" or "My Comcast bills 2013. Some aren't available in every language. ", Set a reminder: "Remind me to call John at 6 PM" or "Remind me to buy Belgian chocolate at Ghirardelli Square. Google: The biggest pro is 85% market share of worldwide smartphone usage, with the Android platform giving it more tools to work with, and more ways to extend the natural "Hey, Google" commands into our daily lives. 1 Google Assistant requires an internet/data connection. ", Create a Google Calendar event: "Create a calendar event for dinner in San Francisco, Saturday at 7 PM. Manage your schedule , get help with everyday tasks, control smart home devices, enjoy your entertainment, and much more. or "Where's Hunger Games playing? Just start with âOk Googleâ or touch and hold the Home button. Amazon, which launched the Echo speaker five years ago, in November 2014, continues to dominate smart speakers, with rival Google catching up. or "What's the weather like tomorrow morning? ", Play a radio station from Google Play: "Play some music. Google: The biggest pro is 85% market share of worldwide smartphone usage, with the Android platform giving it more tools to work with, and more ways to extend the natural "Hey, Google… ", Send a Hangouts chat message: "Send a Hangouts message to Bob" or "Start a Hangouts chat. Hey Google and Alexa, how easy is it to take control? Sometimes those queries can go a little further into kitchen conversations that happen to include the Alexa wake word. Because both speakers don't always work with each other and once you master the commands for one, you're not going to want to use a different set on another speaker. Finally, let us clear up some confusion. ", Flashlight: "Turn on my flashlight" or "Turn my flashlight off.". This is currently available only on certain apps, and only certain phrases work. ", Send an email: "Send an email to Kristin, subject new shoes, message, I can't wait to show you my new shoes, full stop. After you make the change, listen up - you may hear some fun surprises along the way. When you don’t mention the app name for some requests (for example, you say only “scan my receipt”), you can open the app from the search results. Learn how to change your Google app settings. You can use your voice to do actions like search, get directions, and create reminders. Smart snooping? You can find and delete these recordings from your Google Account. When Google first entered the smart speaker market, it did so with a product called the Google Home. The Show had a major disadvantage originally in that it couldn't play clips from Google's YouTube due to a corporate spat, but the companies have since made up. ", Read a book from Google Play: "Read Ender's Game. You or Alexa? Amazon automatically records every query you make to Alexa, whether you want it to or not. Set an alarm: "Set an alarm for 7 AM" or "Set an alarm for every Friday morning at 7 AM. ", Find new music: "What songs do Mumford and Sons sing? 2 Subscriptions may be required, and additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. To go beyond asking for the weather and playing the latest Ariana Grande song, for Alexa you need to download a "skill," to enable the smart speaker to do something a little extra. He likens Google usage to tasks like search, appointment setting and making calls, while Alexa is about "fun," making the house smart, playing games and the like. or "When's my next meeting? 3 Controlling certain devices and features in your home requires a compatible smart device. Hey Google and Alexa, how easy is it to take control? ", Play music: "Play Macklemore" or "Play Can't Hold Us. ", (Unless you're a tech reviewer like me, and you've got the Google Assistant, Alexa and Apple's Siri chirping away at you all day.). (Disclaimer about financial data), Calculate the tip: "What's the tip for 42 dollars? ", Find nearby places: "Where's the closest coffee shop? Google calls it's variation "actions" and says there are over 1 million available, however, these don't have to be downloaded. You can find them in the Google Home smartphone app for iOS or Android by clicking Explore in the Google Assistant tab. Amazon says some 100,000 skills now exist for Alexa. But the pint-sized version is now called the Nest Mini, and the larger, video display unit is the Nest Hub Max, which last year was the Google Home Max. ", Convert between units: "What's 16 ounces in pounds? ", Define a word: "What does gluttony mean? (The Amazon Echo Dot even has a Black Friday sale price of $22.). Beyond the lineup of eight Echo speakers, ranging from $22 to $199, Amazon says Alexa is on 100 million devices (mostly Amazon speakers) and is available on over 28,000 smart home products, including the Ring video doorbell, Sonos One speaker, lights from Philips and a new Anker soundbar. ", Bluetooth: "Turn on Bluetooth" or "Turn off Bluetooth. Amazon: The consumer priority at the e-tailer seems to be all about Alexa. Your one Google Assistant extends to help you across devices, like Google Home, your phone, and more. You can say "Hey Google" whether your screen is on or off. But FYI: You can't play Jeopardy with the Google Assistant. For example, to see if there's rain in the weather forecast, say, "Hey Google, do I need an umbrella tomorrow?". Just say “Hey Google, talk like Issa” to get started. Google also automatically records every query, but will only let you delete the recordings on a three-month or 18-month basis, by going into your Google account and the privacy settings. Data rates may apply. If voice search is available in your language and country, you can say most of these examples. There are, however, many games of all types available on Google as well. "Amazon has doubled down on its strength – the home," says Voicebot.ai editor Bret Kinsella.
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