Google Assistant on Android & iOS can now read you bedtime stories

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Google is adding in the feature on mobile platforms in time for the “Tell a Story” day which will be celebrated on Saturday, April 27th.

“Hey Google, tell me a story.” This feature has been available on Google Home devices since 2018, but it hasn’t been pushed out to Android or iOS devices — until now. Coming soon, this feature will be available in English in countries such as the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and India.

The stories will vary, but you can get Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Let’s Be Firefighters! (Blaze and the Monster Machines), Robot Rampage (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), some Disney Little Golden Books like Coco, Toy Story 3, and Peter Pan. There are some other stories that Google Assistant can read to you complete with sound effects. You will need to have the latest version of Google Play Books installed for this feature to work.

Eric Lui, the Google Assistant Product Manager, has also recommended a book to read along with called Ara the Star Engineer that is authored by Komal Singh. The book aims to inspire children to explore STEM by highlighting themes like courage, creativity, coding and collaboration.

The stories do come from Google’s Play Book’s selection of free audiobooks, lasting about 10 minutes each. Parents are also able to read along by asking Google Assistant “Hey Google, let’s read along to…” and start reading with compatible storybooks that can be bought at places like Walmart and Target

Google is adding in the feature on mobile platforms in time for the “Tell a Story” day which will be celebrated on Saturday, April 27th.

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 Source: NDTV

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