Google Assistant has become smarter today, this time incorporating more than 50 new games, activities, and stories all designed for families with kids. The new functionality is available today in the US through Assistant on Google Home, other smart speakers, and eligible Android phones.
Thus you can play musical chairs, trivia, freeze dance, and do even more with your kids with the Assistant’s help. Google points out that talking to your Assistant instead of staring at a screen is “an easy way to be there, in the room, spending time with loved ones”.
You can ask the Assistant to tell you a story, play Jungle Adventure, play Strangest Day Ever, play Mickey Mouse Adventure, or even to help you learn and do your homework.
The last two of those things should work for every child in your household now that kids under 13 can also have their own personalized Google Assistant experience when they log in with their own account. This requires parents’ permission and is powered by Family Link, which helps parents manage their children’s Google Account. As before, Google Assistant can be trained to recognize up to six different voices, so it always knows who it’s talking to.