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Google Assistant to Now Read Stories For Your Baby

The feature was first introduced in 2018, however, it was only made available on Google Home

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There is good news for parents. If you are not particularly good at reading bedtime stories to your kids, just ask the Google Assistant on your phone to do so and you will be able to hear the famous tales from the Panchtantra or other books.

Whether you have an Android or an iOS phone, every time you say “Hey Google, tell me a story”, the Assistant tells you a tale. If you hear the “Truth Will Never Die” one day, it could be “Don’t be Greedy” next time, or “Don’t Trust Anybody” at some other time.

Google introduced the “Tell Me a Story” feature in English in India, Australia, Britain and the US on Thursday.

If you are not particularly good at reading bedtime stories to your kids, just ask the Google Assistant on your phone to do so and you will be able to hear the famous tales from the Panchtantra or other books.
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“You’ll need to have the latest version of Google Play Books for Android or iOS installed to listen to all of these great stories,” Eric Liu, Product Manager, Google Assistant, wrote in a blog post.

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“Whether you’re on the way to school drop-off or waiting for soccer practice to start, you can hear stories like ‘Let’s Be Firefighters!’ (Blaze and the Monster Machines), ‘Robot Rampage’ (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and more,” Liu added.

The feature was first introduced in 2018, however, it was only made available on Google Home, TechCrunch reported. (IANS)

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Now Google Assistant Lets Users Ask Frozen Characters to Tell a Story

Each of these tales from Frozen is about three or four minutes long from the beginning to end

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The stories on Google Assistant last just a few minutes, making them a decent option when you need a bathroom break without the kiddo or want to put something quick on before bedtime. Pixabay

With Frozen (movie) fever taking over, Google Assistant has a new skill that now lets users have characters from the film read them a story.

The new update is currently available across all Google Assistant devices by default. To activate it, users just need to say: “Hey Google, tell me a Frozen story.”

When you do, you’ll launch the skill (there’s some music and an intro), which takes you to a campfire with some of the film’s main characters. After the intro has finished playing, you or your child can select a character you’d like to tell you a story, Life hacker reported on Sunday.

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With Frozen (movie) fever taking over, Google Assistant has a new skill that now lets users have characters from the film read them a story. Wikimedia Commons

Each of these tales from Frozen is about three or four minutes long from the beginning to end.

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The stories last just a few minutes, making them a decent option when you need a bathroom break without the kiddo or want to put something quick on before bedtime, the report added. (IANS)