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Google Assistant for Android and iOS gets “tell me a story” Functionality

Google Assistant for Android and iOS gets “tell me a story” Functionality
The Siliconreview
26 April, 2019

Google has rolled out a new feature for the mobile-based Google Assistant just before National Tell a Story Day on April 27.  The new feature is known as “tell me a story”. The feature will be available for Android and iOS users. Earlier, the feature was out for the company’s Home Smart Speakers. “Tell me a story” enables Google Assistant to read a selection of short stories.

The feature is already available to users across Canada, India, the U.S., the U.K., and Australia. The users will be able to access stories from their Google Assistant app on their smartphones.

The list of stories range from the likes of Robot Rampage (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), be Firefighters (Blaze and the Monster Machines), along with bed-time stories such as “Little Red Riding Hood, “Sleeping Beauty” and many more.

In order to use the feature, users need to have the latest version of Google Play and Google Assistant installed on their smartphones. The users can just say “Hey Google, read me a story” to start the feature and it will automatically narrate the desired story.  If any users are putting their kids into the bed and narrate a story then they can tell Google “read me a bedtime story”.

Users can also use the feature to play the audio books if their Google Play Books library is well stocked. To use the function - users can tell to narrate title or tell “Hey Google, read my book”.

The sources are referred from Digital Trends and Tech Crunch.