Google Home and Assistant Pick Up Over 50 Activities for Kids

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Cloud, Smart Home with 3 Comments

At its hardware event earlier this month, Google previewed a coming collection of games, activities, and stories, designed for children and families, for Google Home and Google Assistant.

Those activities are available today, albeit it only in the U.S.

“Now your Assistant has activities to keep everyone entertained,” Google Assistant UX lead Vicky Fang says. “Talking to your Assistant (instead of staring at a screen) is an easy way to be there, in the room, spending time with loved ones. So whether you’re at home on a rainy day or on a road trip, your Assistant can help you learn and have fun as a family.”

Many of the activities are designed for families, so that parents and children can learn and have fun together. But Google is also opening up a new Google Assistant experience for children under 13, who, with their parent’s permission, can sign-in with their own Family Link account. Assistant will recognize the child’s voice and provide a custom experience.

Some sample experiences include:

Learn
– “Let’s learn”
– “Play space trivia”
– “Talk to Everyday Heroes”
– “Help me with my homework”

Play
– “Let’s play a game”
– “Play Mickey Mouse Adventure”
– “Talk to What’s My Justice League Super Hero?”
– “Play Sports Illustrated Kids Trivia”

Imagine
– “Tell me a story”
– “Tell me the story of The-Not-So-Scaredy cat”
– “Play Strangest Day Ever”
– “Play Jungle Adventure”

 

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