Google Home

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Google Home is pick­ing up some nice new fea­tures of its own – the high­light be­ing hands-free call­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties. It will call busi­nesses and your Google Con­tacts on com­mand, and you don’t need any ex­tra apps or even a phone line for it to work. You can opt to al­low the call to show your mo­bile num­ber on the re­ceiv­ing end, or it’ll use a num­ber flagged as pri­vate.

The smart speaker will also of­fer ‘proac­tive as­sis­tance’, or the abil­ity to no­tify you of timely and im­por­tant no­ti­fi­ca­tions. The lights will flare to life when you have a no­ti­fi­ca­tion, prompt­ing you to ask Home “What’s up?” Ama­zon’s Echo rolled out sim­i­lar func­tion­al­ity. Google Home is adding Blue­tooth com­pat­i­bil­ity too, the abil­ity to push con­tent to Google apps on your phone and sup­port for Spo­tify’s free, ad-based stream­ing mu­sic tier.

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