More specifically, Google has teamed up with the developers of the 30 most downloaded apps on the Google Play Store to add deeper integration to the assistant, and these apps include Spotify, Snapchat, Twitter, and more.
“People do a lot with their apps other than just opening and searching within apps, and we want to enable voice commands for those repetitive tasks as well.” The Google He explains.
“Now you can do things like play music, start running, post on social media, order food, pay a friend, compliment a trip – and the list goes on – all with just your voice. Starting today, you can try to do more with your voice with more than 30 of the best apps on Google Play available in English worldwide, with more available.“
Since Google Assistant is an essential part of the driving experience, this new announcement is big news for Android Auto users as well.
Several apps are already available that get deeper assistant integration on Android Auto, and this clearly opens the door to more advanced hands-free interaction when driving. For example, in Spotify, the Google Assistant will allow you to start specific mixes and playlists, all by just saying “Hey Google, open Motivation Mix on Spotify.“
Needless to say, this Google Assistant update also allows drivers to do more with voice commands behind the wheel. For example, with improved support for voice commands, apps could eventually be able to post new content (like Twitter or Snapchat), log activity (in activity trackers like MyFitnessPal), or even search for products in online stores. , Although this is clearly not recommended behind the wheel.
Google will also allow users to create custom short phrases for all of these, so for example, if you want to run a specific mix on Spotify, you can just configure the command to be something like ‘Hey Google, let’s get the party started.“