Google Home, Google’s smart home speaker with Google Assistant, was announced last year and released in the U.S. in November with the UK following earlier this year. Now the smart home assistant is available in Canada with Google Assistant with support for both English and French.
In case you haven’t been following, Google Home uses Google Assistant to translate phrases, perform simple math, share definitions, find recipes, keep you up to date on news, and much more. Not only can it perform many useful functions and provide on-the-spot answers and information, you can also use it to stream music from Google Play Music, Spotify, and other streaming music services, as well as have it tell you jokes, play trivia, and even find out what sounds an animal makes.
When tied in with Google Assistant, Google Home will also provide useful details about your daily schedules, travel times to work or other places, weather, and can even be used as an alarm to make sure you don’t sleep in. You can also use it to control smart home devices from Nest, Philips, Samsung, and others, as well as use it to control Netflix and YouTube via Chromecast.
While Google Home could have been launched earlier in Canada, it would appear that Google was taking their time to ensure Google Assistant was available in French as well, as this marks the first time Google Assistant is available in French.
Of course, there will be some Canadian-specific questions you can ask Google Home and we’ve got the full list below courtesy of MobileSyrup:
- What’s your favourite kind of chip?
- What’s your favourite Canadian food?
- What’s your favourite snack?
- Where are you from?
- Why are Canadians so nice?
- What are you doing for Canada’s birthday?
- You’ll have to excuse me, I’m not at my best
Google Home is available starting today from the Google Store, Bell, Best Buy, Fido, Indigo, London Drugs, Rogers, Staples, The Source, Telus, Visions, and Walmart.Source: Google Canada Source: MobileSyrup