Google announces big plans for voice assistant at CES 2019

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Once the feature is pushed out, users will be able to opt into a setting that allows the Assistant to bypass the lockscreen. By just saying, "Hey Google, take me home", the Assistant will immediately guide you on the most convenient route home. With the new features coming into play which helps you perform tasks like check-in for a flight, reaching a hotel, and many more, Google Assistant gets a lot more powerful.

Google has revealed that it is baking the Assistant right in the Google Maps apps on Android and iOS devices. Google Announces E Ink Screen, New Assistance Features, Interpreter Mode at Trade Show. Google Assistant is doing most of the work. By just asking Google to be your interpreter, the device will translate foreign spoken language in real-time into your native language either vocally or in written language.

The details: You don't have to state which language you're speaking, as the software can tell (if it's one of the 27 languages it supports).

"And when you're driving, the Assistant automatically calculates your ETA from Google Maps if you want to send your arrival time to friends". The consumers will soon be able to check-in to their flights as well as save or retrieve their boarding pass in Google Assistant on Android phones or iPhone. That way you can share ETA, reply to text messages and play music without closing the navigation window.

And in one of the most anticipated and yet longest-delayed bits of Google Assistant integration, it seems Google and Sonos are finally ready to bring Assistant voice controls for the Sonos One and Sonos Beam.

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- ”Thanks to their open ecosystem, 2019 Smart TVs are able to have seamless interactions with Amazons Alexa and Google Assistant.

Plus, Google Assistant will help you book your hotel room in the USA too.

Unfortunately, the American tech giant has not yet discussed plans to add the feature to the Google Assistant on smartphones. But it's great that Sonos is even contemplating breaking down the voice assistant barriers.

Google is also adding a second option that will allow the Assistant to provide you with personal results from the lockscreen. The ability to check into flights is rolling out for domestic United Airlines flights first, just like the hotel booking tool. Hotel bookings are also limited to just U.S. right now.