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UK users can now play tunes from YouTube Music on Google Home and Assistant

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The switch from Google Play Music to YouTube Music hasn't been a very smooth one. Google is still ironing out the kinks, and one of the features that fell by the wayside was support for the new service on Google Home. See, even though YouTube Music has started rolling in many countries, it can't be set as a music provider on Assistant or Home speakers in most of them. Only the US, Australia, and Mexico supported it until a couple of days ago, but the UK is joining them now.

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UK users can now play tunes from YouTube Music on Google Home and Assistant was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

UK users can now play tunes from YouTube Music on Google Home and Assistant

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The switch from Google Play Music to YouTube Music hasn't been a very smooth one. Google is still ironing out the kinks, and one of the features that fell by the wayside was support for the new service on Google Home. See, even though YouTube Music has started rolling in many countries, it can't be set as a music provider on Assistant or Home speakers in most of them. Only the US, Australia, and Mexico supported it until a couple of days ago, but the UK is joining them now.

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UK users can now play tunes from YouTube Music on Google Home and Assistant was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant is the new home for Now’s old contextual cards

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Long ago, before Google Now turned into the Feed, Google used to provide you with an easily accessible summary of custom tailored, account-scraped stuff, useful for keeping track of various deadlines or ongoing details. In that transition to Feed, though, the information was relegated to a new "Upcoming" tab in the Google app, and the personal overview started to stagnate a bit. Well, Google's bringing it all back better than ever via the Assistant. 

The change is officially rolling out this week, but we spotted it in testing last month.

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Google Assistant is the new home for Now's old contextual cards was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Some G Suite users aren’t able to send messages through Assistant anymore

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

The blows keep on coming for G Suite users. Week by week, the features that they enjoy with their account seem to disappear or stop working. Last month, redeeming codes on Google Play was affected, then they lost the ability to rate apps and content. July is kicking things further as multiple reports have surfaced of users getting errors when trying to send a message with Assistant.

When someone with a G Suite account tries to send a message through Assistant on their phone, they get the error shown above: "Sorry, I can't send emails from this account." This happens whether they're sending a text or an email — yes, the error message mentions "emails" in both cases.

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Some G Suite users aren't able to send messages through Assistant anymore was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google is rolling out a new UI for choosing Assistant voices, which are now named after colors

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

A few weeks back, we decided to give names to the Google Assistant voices. Now, Google has said, "no, those are colors." Google is rolling out a new UI for the voice selection screen that gives each option its own color. It looks snazzier, too.

The updated screen now has the voices in a horizontally scrollable UI (there should still be eight of them). Each one has a different color, and there's a large waveform animation when you tap test them out.

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Google is rolling out a new UI for choosing Assistant voices, which are now named after colors was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant is now live on DISH Hopper DVRs

Monday, July 9th, 2018

DISH subscribers who lose their TV remote might not need to tear the living room apart looking for it anymore. The TV provider has just rolled out the previously announced Assistant support in its family of Hopper DVRs. That means you can shout at the TV, and it will actually do something.

Assistant will work on all generations of the DISH Hopper DVR, as well as the Hopper Duo, Joey client, and Walley receiver.

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Google Assistant is now live on DISH Hopper DVRs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s Duplex voice-call AI catches attention of call centers, but Google insists current focus firmly on consumers

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

We've been seeing the natural-language abilities of the Google Assistant continuously evolve over the years, slowly getting better at listening to us and responding. A couple months back, though, we got our first taste of what could be a sea change for the Assistant's ability to effortlessly carry on conversations, as Google demoed its new Duplex AI tech. As we wait for Duplex testing to start rolling out publicly, a new report suggests that smartphone users aren't the only ones anxiously awaiting its debut, and that companies running big call centers are also taking a deep look at what Duplex could do for them.

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Google's Duplex voice-call AI catches attention of call centers, but Google insists current focus firmly on consumers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.10 beta prepares image search from screenshots, Routines to lock doors, and much more [APK Teardown]

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

The Google devs are at it again with another late-night rollout of the Google app. Like most others, this update doesn't appear to bring any specific live changes, but it does include clues for a lot of the upcoming changes. There's plenty here to talk about, so let's just jump into it.

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Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android's application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.
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Google app v8.10 beta prepares image search from screenshots, Routines to lock doors, and much more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

JBL’s Google Assistant-equipped earbuds and headphones are now up for pre-order

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

At the start of the year, Harman announced a slew of new audio products from sub-brands JBL, AKG, and Harman Kardon. To us, the most interesting of those are the three that integrate the Google Assistant, and they're now available to pre-order on the JBL site.

First up, there's the Everest 110GA wireless in-ear model (below left), which has a cord connecting the two earbuds and inline controls. The battery lasts 8 hours with 2 hours required for a full charge.

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JBL's Google Assistant-equipped earbuds and headphones are now up for pre-order was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Fix rolling out] Having Google Home or Chromecast problems? Widespread outages reported, still ongoing for some

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Last night many people, including some of us here at Android Police, started running into problems with their Google Home and Chromecast devices. Content could not be cast to either, and many Google Homes and other Assistant-powered hardware were unable to accept commands.

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[Update: Fix rolling out] Having Google Home or Chromecast problems? Widespread outages reported, still ongoing for some was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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