Google Assistant smart displays Stories November 12

PSA: Disney+ works on Google Assistant smart displays like Nest Hub

Today is the big launch of the Disney+ streaming service in the United States, combining the best of Disney, Marvel, Fox, National Geographic, and more. Already, on day one, Disney has an interesting advantage over their direct competitor, Netflix, in that Disney+ can be played on a Nest Hub and other Google Assistant smart displays.

Google Assistant smart displays Stories November 3

Exactly one month ago, we reported on a speed test feature being developed for Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. According to a Reddit post on r/googlehome, one user has noticed the feature appear after adding their first generation Google Wifi device to the new Home app.

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Google Assistant smart displays Stories October 7

Earlier this month, Google announced a slew of Photos features, including in-store prints and story-like Memories. We first got wind of that latter feature in July, along with another called “Photo frames.” That ability to control what Google Photos content appears on your Smart Display is now beginning to roll out.

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Google Assistant smart displays Stories August 15

Last week, reminders in Google Assistant were redesigned on Android, while the functionality was entirely removed for G Suite accounts. Google today announced that Assistant reminders can now be assigned to members of your family or household.

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Google Assistant smart displays Stories August 1

Compared to speakers, Smart Displays open up a world of possibility for selecting and controlling what’s currently playing. Google is now testing a “Move to” ability on the Nest Hub to transfer what’s currently Casting to other Assistant devices in your home.

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Google Assistant smart displays Stories July 23

While talking to your smart home is intuitive, there are instances when voice commands can be quite disruptive. One notorious example is telling Assistant to turn off lights at night and getting back a verbal confirmation. Google is now replacing that loud response with a simple “chime” reply.

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