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Given the ease of use, smart speakers have increasingly become another toy for children to interact with. Many devices include family friendly functionality, with Google Home’s story feature being a particularly useful one. Google is now bringing storytelling to Assistant for Android and iOS.

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April 23

After a nasty bug hit some Android TV users, Google pulled the related functionality for all users for the sake of privacy. Slowly, some users have seen the functionality restored, and Google has today confirmed to us in a statement that Android TV casting from Google Home has been re-enabled.

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April 19

April 18

Samsung Galaxy Buds update adds Bixby voice, enhanced touch controls

An update for the Samsung Galaxy Buds is adding the ability to control your wireless earbuds completely hands-free with Bixby alongside other gesture controls.

April 17

In cars, Google Assistant provides distraction-free help without having to interact with touchscreens. It’s already accessible through Android Auto and Google Maps on your existing phone, but Google at CES announced a new class of Assistant device to improve the experience by adding dedicated mics. Today, the Anker Roav Bolt is launching for Android and in beta on iOS.

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