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New Google Assistant directory helps you discover actions
Google Assistant can do a ton of things these days and as the list of compatible services and products continues to grow, especially given all the CES announcements, keeping track of all the available commands is pretty much impossible. To help us make the most of all possible actions, Google has launched a new directory page for Google Assistant.
The directory breaks down actions into categories ranging from ‘arts & lifestyle’ to ‘home control’, all the way through to ‘weather’. There’s also ‘What’s New’ and ‘What’s Trending’ categories to help discover some of Assistant’s more popular actions. The directory is full of actions from both Google and a range of third party services, which we imagine will continue to be updated as new products hit store shelves.
Regular Google Home app users will probably be familiar with the directory, as it’s laid out in a similar fashion to the Explore feature of the app. However, the new directory can be accessed from the web and will be a handy tool for those who aren’t already using Google’s Home app.
In addition to the new directory, Google has also been talking details about what 2018 has instore for Google Assistant.
In addition to the newly unveiled Assistant-powered smart displays coming from JBL, Lenovo, LG, and Sony, we can expect a barrage of new smart home speaker systems on the way from Altec Lansing, Anker Innovations, Bang & Olufsen, Braven, iHome, JBL, Jensen, LG, Klipsch, Knit Audio, Memorex, RIVA Audio, and SōLIS this year too.
Android TVs packing Assistant are also on the way from AirTV Player, Bouygues Telecom, LG U+, TCL, Skyworth, and Xiaomi. Not forgetting the increasing number of headphones containing Assistant support, including new products from Jaybird, JBL, LG and Sony. Finally, Google Assistant is making its way to the automotive world via Android Auto in the near future too, which will be available in more than 400 models across 40 different brands.
If you’ve recently purchased a Google Assistant product or are planning on picking up something from one of Google’s partners later this year, be sure to check out the new directory to see everything that Assistant is capable of.