Google Assistant is coming to Dish's Hopper receivers

Toby Graves
January 10, 2019

The integration is a massive step forward for Google Assistant, especially on the iPhone.

In addition, the smart speakers and smart screens of Google Home will feature a new translation mode called "Interpreter".

Google is a leader in real-time translation functionality, though the field is still working on the basics.

What stood out most to me during my brief demo was just how much Google has been able to simplify the complex task of interpretation. Here are the most notable changes that'll help you in your daily interaction with Google Assistant. The Assistant will show you the pricing, availability and the works, which you can book using Google Pay.

For the U.S. consumers, Google is introducing a couple of new features in the Assistant that will enable them to do a lot more than just search for flights.

For example, Android and iOS Google Maps users will be able to use the Assistant and their voice to reply to text messages, play music or podcasts and communicate to their friends and family the time they expect to reach their destination. 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.

In Android, Google Assistant works with messaging systems such as SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, Hangouts, Viber, Telegram, Android Messages and others.

The feature would be introduced to more devices and even smartphones in the future. The device can manage your routines, wake you up with auto-adjusting brightness and animations, and control your smart home devices.

In further good news for Sonos owners Google also said that Google Assistant will also support some earlier models of Sonos speakers. The Google Assistant is smart enough to understand the context and the whole experience was very slick. If there is a check-in available, Assistant will send a notification to remind you about it. Google says the service rolls out to phones in the next few days, with United Airlines offering the feature first for domestic flights.

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