Google just unveiled a cool new Assistant feature that Alexa can't match

Google just unveiled a cool new Assistant feature that Alexa can't match

Google just unveiled a cool new Assistant feature that Alexa can't match

Your Google Home is now bilingual, something no other digital assistant can do - but only for two languages among a list of six.

At the time of publication, bilingual support means you can mix and match English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.

Using voice assistants in a multilingual home is an exercise in frustration, as they can usually only be set to one language at a time. Previously, users had to choose a single language setting.

Google's Assistant has become the first service of its kind to gain bilingual abilities. Just speak in the language you prefer.

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IFA is going on right now, the trade show where companies like Google take a bit of time to announce new things that might not warrant a full-blown event of their own.

In other Assistant news, Google also made the digital assistant work better with Chromecast. The smart speaker, which we feel is much more clever and better designed than its competitors, has been available in the USA and Australia for a while, but finally United Kingdom customers have the chance to get their hands on one. At the Google I/O conference this year, Google noted that Google Assistant will be available in 30 languages and 80 countries by the end of the year.

Google has finally brought its much anticipated Home Max speaker to the UK. Meanwhile, the Assistant will be built into new voice-activated speakers including the Bang & Olufsen's Beosound 1 and Beosound 2, Blaupunkt's PVA 100 and Harman Kardon's HK Citation series. Neither Siri nor Alexa supports more than one language at a time, and the fact that Google's language processing models are now refined enough to be this flexible is incredible.

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