Google Assistant gets Pretty Please support and other holiday focused features

Google Home Assistant Will Notice if You Say 'Please' and 'Thank You'

Next week, it will expand "Broadcast Replies" so that you can send messages back and forth to Smart Display devices like Home Hub.

Last but certainly not least, Google Assistant can now "capture your thoughts and manage multiple lists in one central place".

Additionally, you can now create a gift list with Assistant.

You can also create new lists via Assistant, and Google notes that they'll soon support third-party services Any.do, Bring! and Todoist. There are also four new titles that will be added over the coming weeks including "Frozen", "Aladdin", "Mulan", and "The Lion King".

Department store John Lewis has opened an interactive 827 sq ft Google Assistant-powered smart home at its flagship shop in Oxford Street, with 4 more planned in the lead up to Christmas.

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Partner and Smart Home Buyer at John Lewis, Katrina Mills said: "Sales of smart home products double every year but the rapid development in this technology has meant that they do a lot more than many of us realise".

The idea behind "Pretty Please" is to reinforce polite behaviours for children and adults as well. With it enabled, saying "Please" with your Assistant commands can now produce some unique responses from her, like "Thanks for asking so nicely". This is a feature that parents can toggle on and off at will, as well.

This holiday season, let the Google Assistant help you streamline your day so you can spend more time doing the things you love, with the people who matter most. Using a Google Play Music subscription, will allow you to display and show lyrics, syncronised to the music as it plays on-screen. The new features will encourage you to be a better person and remain more polite. Primarily the introduction of smart displays from Google and its partners.

Also read: What are smart displays and what are they good for? Of course, the read along feature here is going to be a great way to keep kids busy while parents are busy getting ready for the holidays - like wrapping presents or cooking for the family.

Have you ever wanted to speak to Santa? This is why Google has introduced routines, which is something you could still do over the holidays.

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