Introducing new Google Assistant experiences for families
Whether at home on a snowy day or getting together with the family over the holidays, your Google Assistant provides an easy way to learn and have fun as a family. Today, we’re introducing new experiences, designed specifically for families with kids so they can learn, play and imagine together.
The Wiggles - Choose your own adventure with Emma
Families will be able to join The Wiggles, from the hit TV show on Treehouse, for a choose your own adventure, a new custom Wiggles experience commissioned by Google exclusively for the Assistant. Follow Emma on a fun, Wiggly adventure as she travels through town to find friends to bring to her concert. Along the journey, kids can dance, play games and listen to fun songs with The Wiggles. You can go on the Wiggly adventure simply by saying “Hey Google, talk to the Wiggles” on any Google Home, Google Home Mini or compatible smartphone. Available in English only.
CBC Kids News
Now, you can listen to the latest news stories relevant to Canadian kids brought to you by the CBC Kids News team. Just say "Hey Google, Play CBC Kids News," for daily local, national, and international stories that are relevant to Canadian kids with a focus on media literacy. Available in English only.
Boukili Audio, from TFO, is an interactive activity that tests listening and comprehension of stories on animals, nutrition, music, travels and a ton of other captivating subjects, all in French. After listening to stories, Boukili Audio puts your child's skills to the test with a series of multiple choice questions to evaluate their French language comprehension and their memory, all while having fun. Just say “Ok Google, Parler avec Boukili Audio” to choose from over 120 interactive books, over 70 of which are exclusive to the Assistant. Available in French only.
Just in time for the holidays, your Google Assistant can connect families to the North Pole, where Santa is busy rehearsing for a musical concert. Just say “Hey Google, call Santa,” to get in touch with St. Nick himself. Available in English only.
Hatchimals Character Alarms - coming in 2019!
Coming soon, from Spin Master, families can ask the Assistant on their Google Home to set a Hatchimals alarm and bring a dose of EGGcitement to their daily routine! The alarms feature Hatchimals music along with fun facts, jokes, challenges, and words of inspiration from Penguala, Draggle, Cheetree, and Puppit,- the heroes of “Adventures in Hatchtopia,” a new short-form animated series available on YouTube Kids! Just say “Hey Google, set a Hatchimals alarm.” Available in English only.
Below are additional experiences for families—just start with “Hey Google.”
Perfect for the Holidays 🎄
With their parent's permission, children under 13 can also have their own personalized Google Assistant experience when they log in with their own account, powered by Family Link (Not available in Quebec). Family Link helps parents manage their child’s Google Account while they explore. And with Voice Match, your family can train the Assistant to recognize up to six voices.
So round up your family and say the magic words— “Hey Google, I want to do something fun.”
Posted by Lilian Rincon, Product Management Director, Google Assistant
- "Play Lucky Trivia for Families”
- “Play Musical Chairs”
- “Play Freeze Dance”
- “Let’s play a game”
- “Tell me a story”
- “Help me with my homework”
- “Tell me a fun fact”
- “How do you say “Let’s have crêpes for breakfast” in French?”
- “What does a whale sound like?” (try other animals!)
- “What does a guitar sound like?” (try other instruments!)
- “Give me a random challenge”
- “Sing a song for me”
- “Give me a tongue twister”
- “Tell me a joke”
- “Tell me a Santa joke”
- “What's your favourite Christmas cookie?”
- “Tell me a holiday fact”