‘Pretty Please!’ Google Assistant Can Now Teach Your Kids Manners

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Say "please" or "thank you" when using the Assistant and you'll often be rewarded with delightful responses.

The "Pretty Please" feature headlines Google's list.

Assistant's "Broadcast" feature is neat-just say "Hey Google, Broadcast some words " and it will send a recording of your voice saying those words to all the Google Homes in your house. Finally, Google is rolling out the Pretty Please feature tomorrow, which means that your family is going to need to be polite to Google Assistant. It essentially turns a smart display, like the Google Home Hub, into a karaoke machine.

And in case Google AI ends up taking over the world like something out of a sci-fi movie, you'll have banked some good faith that may save you from Martian slave pits and re-education camps. Google Assistant will now respond more politely and delightfully if you add "Thank You" and "Please" while talking to it. "Alright, five minutes. Starting now". Since the digital assistant will appreciate polite behavioral and answer in a pleasant manner, it will encourage young kids to remember the magic words. But this time of year can also be stressful, from balancing an overbooked schedule to working your way through a seemingly endless to-do list. If they don't have any books, kids can also simply ask the Google Assistant to tell them a story. Soon, these will sync to services such as Google Keep, Any.do, Bring!, and Todoist. To make communication with visitors even easier, we've just introduced the two way talkback feature, allowing you to speak with your guest before you let them in.

This Christmas season, Google will be gifting a couple of new functionalities to its Assistant. This is available starting today with select songs.

Have a Smart Display? Also being showcased is a range of tech from other brands that is created to work with a Google Home setup, including the Nest Hello doorbell, Philips Hue smart lightbulbs, and the LightWave smart sockets.

Lyrics: Song lyrics will appear on the screen when using Google Play Music. You can also reply back from a smart speaker or Smart Display to your smartphone or other Google Home devices.

Photo Sharing: Photos can now be shared from a smart display to people in your contact list. Similarly, you can also hide a photo from your ambient screen or set a photo as favourite.

Google touts that by using the Nest Hello, you can see who's at the door on your smart display like the Google Home Hub or Lenovo Smart Display. The Broadcast feature will also be getting a significant update.

GoogleAssistant wants to help you with your manners. Get in the holiday spirit and curl up with a classic like Disney's "Mickey's Christmas Carol" Little Golden Book. If you just want a regular story, Google has expanded the list of titles to over 50, including Beauty and the Beast, Dora's Super Sleepover and PAW Patrol's Holiday Helpers.

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