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Google Plans To Add New Updates For Assisting Emergency Calling Details on Nest Devices

Currently, it is not known when Google plans to make these new Nest Aware subscriptions and, by extension, emergency calling

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Historically, Google has blocked unexpected emergency contacting as a result of Assistant speakers, but that will modify with the new Nest Aware plans. Pixabay

The Google Home app has been getting new updates to better support Nest devices and now the app is getting ready to assist emergency calling details on smart speakers.

Spotted by Jane Wong on Twitter, there is a setting buried within the Google Home app, which is not yet live for public. And, this new setting enables Google Nest owners to enter their address which is used when calling emergency services such as 911, 9To5Google reported on Saturday.

Historically, Google has blocked unexpected emergency contacting as a result of Assistant speakers, but that will modify with the new Nest Aware plans. As per report, these new plans lower the cost of supporting Nest cameras throughout a home as well as adding support for more new features. One of those features is the ability to call emergency services.

In case a speaker or display picks up a smoke alarm sound and sends an alert on users phone, now with Nest Aware the Home app will allow the user to call the 911 emergency services closest to home, even if the user is far away.

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The Google Home app has been getting new updates to better support Nest devices and now the app is getting ready to assist emergency calling details on smart speakers. Pixabay

If a user just dials 911 directly from their phone when he/she is away, the user might get connected to a call centre that can’t dispatch to where the user lives.

Meanwhile, if the user happens to be home and cannot get to the phone right away, say, “OK Google, call 9-1-1” to any Google Nest or Home speaker or display covered by Nest Aware subscription.

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Currently, it is not known when Google plans to make these new Nest Aware subscriptions and, by extension, emergency calling. (IANS)

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MX Player Emerges As Top Entertainment App in India in 2019 (Tech Report)

Currently, MX Player has 280 million monthly active users globally and 175 million in India

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Currently, MX Player has 280 million monthly active users globally and 175 million in India. Wikimedia Commons

Video streaming platform MX Player emerged as the top entertainment app in India in 2019, a new report has said.

According to the FICCI 2020 report on India’s media and entertainment sector, titled ‘The Era of Consumer A.R.T’, the ranking was based on apps classified under entertainment categories on iOS and Google Play.

Launched in February 2019, MX Player has dominated the market in terms of monthly active users, ahead of Hotstar, Tik Tok and BookMyShow, among others.

“We’re a young brand and I’m delighted that in this short time, we’ve emerged as the #1 entertainment app of 2019 in India,” Karan Bedi, CEO, MX Player, said in a statement.

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Video streaming platform MX Player emerged as the top entertainment app in India in 2019, a new report has said. Wikimedia Commons

“Our scale and penetration remain unparalleled and our aim is to keep innovating and experimenting with genres, stories, languages, characters to be able to cater to every palette and enhancing our product,” Bedi added.

According to the report, total downloads among monitoring and evaluation categories grew seven per cent while total sessions grew across all monitoring and evaluation app categories with entertainment growing by 31 per cent, music by 81 per cent and news and magazines by 40 per cent.

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Currently, MX Player has 280 million monthly active users globally and 175 million in India. (IANS)