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Google Home Learns 30+ New Actions Including Playing Blackjack And Ordering Pizza

By Edge Ison , Dec 17, 2016 01:57 AM EST
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Google Home will have more to talk about thanks to 34 new services.

Google Home got support for Netflix just a day ago while Google Photos was included recently. In the near future, Google Assistant will be in cars, particularly in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. This will be previewed in the upcoming CES 2017, according to VentureBeat.

Today, it is introducing more than 30 new 'conversation actions' tackling different fields including medicine (WebMD), recipes (Food Network), travel (Lonely Planet), tech (Product Hunt), games (Blackjack, Akinator), news (CNBC, HuffPost), movies (And Chill), books (Itcher), meditation (Headspace), cocktails (Tender), and pizzas (Domino's).

Here is a complete list of all the new actions of Google Home:

21 Blackjack

Akinator the Genie

Anchor

And Chill

Argus

Ask Jelly

Busuu

CNBC

Domino's Pizza

Eliza

ELLE Horoscopes by The Astro Twins

FitStar Personal Trainer

Food Network

Genius

Headspace

The Huffington Post

Itcher

Lonely Planet

NBC News

NPR One

Number Genie

Product Hunt

Quora

Quotery

SongPop

Sub War

Tender

The Bartender

The Wall Street Journal

Todoist

Trivia Blast

VentureBeat News

WebMD

Wonder

The voice-activated smart speaker first arrived in October and was poised to rival Amazon's own smart speaker, the Echo, and other smart speakers and digital assistants.

When going up against the Amazon Echo and Alexa, Google Home falls a bit short. But that is mainly because Alexa already has thousands of skills or capabilities. Google recently announced that third-party developers may create 'conversation actions' through the 'Actions on Google" platform. PC World believes this move y the company means "Google Home will quickly become the intelligent home aid we want it to be".

Google Assistant product lead, Jason Douglas relayed that, "Conversation Actions from early access partners will begin rolling out over the coming weeks - starting today."

Douglas added that the company is "excited to see what developers build".

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