When Google first launched their take on Amazon’s Alexa-Controlled Echo, it was criticized for not having enough services connected to it to make it useful enough. Now, Google is back with more than 30 new additions in hopes to make it more useful.
Owners or potential owners of Google Home can now say “Ok/Hey Google, talk to <name of service.>” So here is a list of the new additions that can work with it.
21 Blackjack, Akinator the Genie, Anchor, And Chill, Argus, Ask Jelly, Busuu – language learning, CNBC, Domino’s, Eliza, ELLE Horoscopes by The Astro Twins, FitStar personal trainer, Food Network, Genius, Headspace, HuffPost Headline Quiz, Itcher, Lonely Planet, NBC News, NPR One, Number Genie, Product Hunt, Quora, Quotery, SongPop, Sub War, Tender, The Bartender, The Wall Street Journal, Todoist, Trivia Blast, VentureBeat News, WebMD, Wonder.
Interesting to note, Netflix and Google Photos also got Google Home integration last week, as well as being able to control Belkin’s home brand Wemo products too. Those new additions are just the start for Google Home, with much more to be added in the future.
Google also launched a new service called Actions on Google, which would allow any developer or company to create conversational actions that can be supported by the speaker.