7 Amazing Things You Can Do With The Google Assistant
The Google Assistant has been around for over a year now. It started off with the Google Pixel and Nexus users and has since reached out to all Android smartphones running Android Marshmallow and above. It is a very handy tool which takes voice commands and performs actions. However, did you know that the Google Assistant can be used for doing many regular tasks faster? Here’s a look at some of the coolest features of the Assistant which will help you improve your Android experience!
7 Amazing Things Your Google Assistant Can Do:
Turn Bluetooth on or Off
Usually when you have to turn Bluetooth on or off, you’d either drag the quick access menu from the top, or go to the settings and turn it on from there. However, it becomes even easier with the assistant. All you need to do is to simply say – OK Google, turn Bluetooth on (or off) and it will be done!
Read The Latest News
Never feel left out! You can always catch up on the latest news of the day by telling your assistant to show you the latest news of the day. If you are looking to a specific genre of news you can even try commands like ‘OK Google! Show me some tech news’ or ‘OK Google! What’s the latest sports news today’.
Your Google Assistant can also update you with the latest scores in the ongoing games, or tell you about upcoming games. You can simply as ‘What’s the cricket score’ and it will show you scores for any on-going matches, or let you know the results of a previous match. You can also ask the Assistant more specific questions like ‘What’s the cricket score for India’ if you’re looking forward to a more specific match results.
Set Alarms and Reminders
One of the most basic features of the Google Assistant, you can make use of it to set alarms and reminders. Simply trigger the assistant by saying OK Google, and let it know when you’d like to be woken up. You can try different commands like ‘Wake me up on weekdays at 7 AM’, or ‘Remind me to pay John on 15th November’ – The assistant will set an alarm for you to wake up every weekday and will remind you on the 15th to pay John.
Check out the Weather
Your Google Assistant can also tell you what the weather for the day, the week, or the next ten days is going to be like. You can simply ask ‘how’s the weather today’ and it will detect where you are and tell you about the weather. You can also ask it for weather details in other cities, for example ‘OK Google! How’s the weather in New Delhi like’ and it will tell you about the weather in New Delhi.
Play a Beat!
Here’s something fun that the Google Assistant can do – It can play a beat for you. Simply ask the assistant to ‘Play a beat’ and it will play a short tune to which you can freestyle on. You can also use that as a small timer for various fun activities, etc! Be creative and enjoy the beat.
Another useful feature of the Google Assistant is that it allows the users to convert currency! Simply ask it to ‘Convert 100 US Dollars to Indian Rupees’. You can convert any currency to any currency. Similarly, you can use it to convert various other units such as Celsius to Fahrenheit, Kilometers to meters, Kilos to pounds, etc.
While these were the seven cool things Google Assistant can do, here’s an eighth one you might want to try out some day. You can simply ask the Google Assistant to ‘show me pictures from last year’ and it will show you some of your pictures from the past year! It’s a cool way to look back and reminisce – you don’t need a Thursday to enjoy a throwback!