Google Assistant Apps come to Oz

Google has announced the Australian rollout of apps for the Google Assistant and Google Home smart speaker.

“Starting today, developers and companies can build apps to engage with Aussies through Actions on Google, the developer platform for the Google Assistant. And as a user, you’ll be able to access more of your favourite services and content straight through your Google Assistant,” the company said in a press release.

Both the Google Assistant and Home come with pretty robust functionality out of the box. However, Apps increase that functionality in a pretty dramatic way by allowing third-party additions.

According to Google, “once an app works with the Assistant, you can just tell your Assistant to connect you with the app with a simple voice command – whether it’s on Google Home, Pixel, Android phones or iPhones. And the best thing? You don’t need to install anything extra, we’ll connect you straight with the app you’d like to interact with.”

To explore the available apps, simply launch the Google Assistant on your phone or check out the Google Home app.

“We hope that this growing platform will give more Aussies the help they need, at home or on-the-go – from the morning rush hour to the weekend unwind.  With our partners, we look forward to exploring and delivering these new possibilities for the Australian Google Assistant,” Google says.

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