The call to Santa is only one of seven new features created to enhance the holiday period for Google Assistant users; you can now have beloved Christmas stories read aloud to you with sound effects and music, sing along to your favorite songs with lyrics on your smart display with Google Play, and keep track of your gift ideas using notes and lists.
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With this, you can use Google Assistant on your phone to speak through your smart displays at home like an intercom. That means you can create, say, a gift list, then forget about it until you keep in mind to add extra items, when you can just bring the list back and easily update it using nothing but voice commands.
Google will soon be adding support for creating lists with Google Keep, Any.do, Bring!, and Todoist. And the Nest Hello video doorbell also now works with your Smart Display to allow for a two-way talkback feature.
Google has also added Home Hub display-friendly features, including visuals for its existing "Call Santa" feature, photo sharing and touch alarms. First, the sound is much improved-the new Show features sound quality that's impressive, if not category-leading, and it's the best-sounding device Amazon has ever brought to market. There are a ton of other holiday-related features, like the ability to say something like "Hey Google, call Santa" to be able to talk to Jolly Old Saint Nick.
Smart Displays such as Google Home Hub are indeed the next big focus for the search giant.
Speaking of screening, Google has selected 50 free audiobooks that the Assistant can read to your kids when you tuck them in at night.
Most of the features arrive today, but some, like Broadcast replies and certain Read Along titles will take a bit longer.
The Three | Google Assistant will be available in the United Kingdom imminently. More content will be launched over the holiday season, accessible by simply saying "Hey Google, tell me a Winter story" or other similar phrased Christmas requests.