Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Google Assistant multi-step routines are now live in the US

Google Assistant Routines feature arrives multiple actions with a single phrase Google Assistant multi-step routines are now live in the US
Frank Williams | 15 March, 2018, 07:28

We all forget something at some point, which is why the ability to set reminders on our smartphone is quintessential. Google Assistant will soon be rolling out a feature called Routines that will let you do just that. All you have to do is tell Google Assistant that you want to be reminded of something when you are at a certain location.

Before users could only set location-based reminders through their phones. Instead, the Google Home asked when I wanted the full instruction to be issued as a regular reminder.

Reminders on the Google Assistant are getting a whole lot more useful, with the ability to ask your Google Home to nudge your memory when you get to the store.

Your reminder will appear on your phone when you arrive at the given location.

Man Dressed As Elsa From 'Frozen' Pushes Police Wagon Out Of Snow
He posted the footage on Facebook and it quickly went viral with more than 4.8 million views in less than 24 hours. It's an automotive fact: Every driver, sooner or later, gets stuck in snow, even the Boston Police.

Once Routines rolls out, it will replace the My Day menu and you will also be able to use it to play various audio content like the morning news from your favorite station or an evening news program from any of the available services.

This is where we get to one of Alexa's frustrating user experiences in that you have to enable the Follow-up Mode manually. You can't, in our testing today, say that you need to collect clothes from a named dry cleaners, for instance.

You can specify a particular location or something more general. The feature is neat and might help you catch up on things that you've been putting off for weeks. Long-awaited multi-step routines are just today starting to roll out to users in the US, as first spotted by Android Police.

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