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Hop through the school holidays with new Google Assistant experiences designed for families

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School’s out! Whether you’re home making pancakes with the family or out on an adventure with the kids, we’ve added new experiences for the Google Assistant so you can learn, play and stay entertained with the family over the school holidays. 

Monday musical chairs? Tuesday night trivia? Saturday storytime? The Google Assistant has many games, activities and stories designed for families. And if you want to create your own personal trivia game to play with friends, you can try out one of our Actions templates.

Talking to your Assistant screen-free is an easy way to be there – in the moment – spending time with loved ones. These experiences are available today in Australia with the Assistant on Google Home, other smart speakers and eligible phones.

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Below are some things you can ask—just start with “Ok Google.” 

Play 👯

  • "Play Lucky Trivia for Families”
  • “Play Musical Chairs”
  • “Play Musical Statues”
  • “Let’s play a game”

Learn 📖

  • “Play ABC Behind the News”
  • “Help me with my homework”
  • “Tell me a fun fact” 
  • “How do you say “Let’s have crêpes for breakfast” in French?


  • “Let’s make ANZAC biscuits”
  • “Play Kinderling Radio”  
  • “Read The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill”*
  • “Tell me a joke” 

The new activities are rolling out today so you can go on a family adventure together. With their parent's permission, children under 13 can also have their own personalised Google Assistant experience when they log in with their own account, powered by Family Link. Family Link helps parents manage their child’s Google Account while they  explore. And with Voice Match, your family can train the Assistant to recognise who’s speaking - up to six voices.

So round the family up this school holidays to unlock a world of magic!

*Audiobook purchase via Google Play Books is required (see more details here).