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Google Assistant turns to external answers when its own services are offline

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Google's software Assistant and corresponding Home hardware are there to answer your questions (within certain limits), but it may not always be Google that answers. In some circumstances, including things like service outages, it looks like Google is able to hand off questions it would typically answer to third-party apps or services. With your consent, of course.

Search Engine Land reported yesterday on the video just above, in which a request about the weather is passed off to AccuWeather, rather than be answered by the Assistant as it ordinarily would.

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Google Assistant turns to external answers when its own services are offline was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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