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Google Assistant adds over 50 kids games and activities

Google is also adding in voice identification for children.

  • Published: October 25, 2017 12:52 PM IST
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In a bid to keep children entertained, a bunch of new games and activities have been added to Google Assistant that would work on Android phones and Google Home smart speaker. The update, previewed earlier this month, includes “more than 50 new games, activities, and stories,” ranging from things like musical chairs and freeze tag to science trivia, Disney-themed games, and original kids’ tales, The Verge reported.

The kids can use these games on their own (and to sign up some new Gmail users seriously early). Google is also adding in voice identification for children.

According to Google, the Assistant was now better at recognising kids’ voices and like adults, it would be able to distinguish between them so that it can customise responses to each person. To do this, kids would need a Family Link account, which around Google accounts for kids under 13 that allow for parental supervision.

  • Published Date: October 25, 2017 12:52 PM IST