Mother’s Day is approaching in 2021, and Google Assistant offers moms some new features that can ultimately only help the whole family. The Google Assistant update brings some new entertainment techniques, like a new story mode, which includes stories from the Harry Potter books and three new songs similar to last year’s handwashing song. In addition to some new games, Google will also introduce improved broadcast messages and home ringtones.
On Thursday, May 6, the new Google Assistant features were announced in a blog post. It coincides with Mother’s Day 2021 on May 9 (Sunday). The notable update to Google Assistant is the improved streaming feature. Now, users can broadcast messages to all members of all devices (Google Home and Nest devices, smartphones, etc.) by creating a Google Family Group.
Even group members using iOS devices that support the assistant will be able to receive and reply to the broadcast. Google is also improving its Family Bell feature. This feature was introduced in August last year and currently supports English commands. Users can use this feature to set reminders for one or more family members, or set alarms for activities such as “vacation,” “nap time,” and “work time.”
This feature will soon be able to accept commands in Hindi, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. At the same time, Family Bell can now send notifications across multiple family devices, and assistants can also help recite bedtime stories for children. These stories can be accessed through any smart screen or Android device.
Users will be able to access the stories available in the Google library. Google is collaborating with Pottermore Publishing and Penguin Random House to release “Harry Potter” and “Who?” Stories. To the Google Assistant. Parents can set up an account for their children to control the content they consume.
Additionally, Google will also allow users to play games like “Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?” Last year, Google released a handwashing song and Doodle to commemorate Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis. This song and Dudu Dudu emphasize the importance of proper handwashing, which has become extremely important in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Similarly, Google released three new songs to inspire children to help them deal with household chores. Users can request the assistant through “Hey Google, sing the cleaning song” or “Hey Google, sing the song to sleep” or “Hey Google, sing the song to brush your teeth” to entertain themselves and break the monotony.