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Google Assistant gets stronger, smarter across devices

While Siri and Alexa have yet to re-invent the wheel, the dream of tech giants to create the perfect assistant has not dimmed.

The latest update sees Google Assistant getting a slew of fancy new updates.

Get up ‘n’ Go

Google Assistant already works with Google Home, Android, and Android Wear.

Now Assistant has learned some new tricks, including the ability to schedule calendar appointments and create reminders.

Working via Google Home, you can now make hands-free calls using Assistant, which will connect to your mobile or landline. You can initiate a call either through voice, or typing from your phone.

Square eyes

Assistant is embracing more entertainment options. You can already stream Netflix via Assistant, while HBO, NOW, and CBS will soon be added.

Google is planning to roll out Spotify and SoundCloud compatibility in the coming months.

Assistant is available on over 100 million devices, and can now be accessed on iPhone. Plus some more good news for Google geeks: Google Home is launching in Australia later this year.

Do you use a virtual assistant? Let us know how in the Comments.

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March SMK Courses, Live Help & Support Options

Live Member Clinics every Monday & Tuesday from 1 pm – 2 pm AEDT

  • Live help and support from SMK’s team of analysts.
  • Book in to request a personalised discussion for 15 or 30m via Zoom within the Facebook Working Group.

Weekly Technical Labs: TikTok on Wednesdays from 1 pm – 2 pm AEDT

  • Technical Labs explore the technological process and workflows related to key digital marketing activities.

Google Analytics Masterclass on Thursdays from 10 am – 12 pm AEDT

  • Module 1: GA4 Optimisation, Key Features, Tools & Reports
  • Module 2: Setting up GA4 Conversions & Understanding Analytics Events
  • Module 3: Analytics Campaign Tracking and Report Analysis
  • Module 4: GA4 Round-up, Conversion Attribution & Visualisation

Influencer Marketing Masterclass on Fridays from 11 am – 1 pm AEDT

  • Module 1: 2023 Influencer Marketing Trends, Forecasts & Opportunities
  • Module 2: Organic Influencer Marketing Best Practices
  • Module 3: Optimising Influencer Campaigns With Social Ads
  • Module 4: Evaluation, Reporting and Influencer Commerce 

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