Google Assistant Now Lets You Check-In to Flights by Voice and More

Google Assistant Now Lets You Check-In to Flights by Voice and More

Google Assistant is gaining several new features and integrations, many of which have been requested for a while. While the tech world is hunkered down in Las Vegas for CES 2019, Google has joined the party with some big Assistant announcements. Everybody and their mothers (and a few relatives) are rushing to make their products "smart" by integrating them with either the Assistant or Alexa.

The most notable change discussed was a new "Interpreter Mode" that promises to translate speech from foreign languages in real-time.

The company has since begun a private beta test of the Assistant with select Sonos owners, and is looking to scale up the beta test to thousands of homes in the weeks following CES, a spokesperson told Variety Monday.

The consumers can also save and retrieve boarding pass, all with the Google Assistant on Android or iOS.

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Google is also adding a feature that will allow Android users to access the assistant even with the phone locked. The Assistant will help you calculate your ETA from Google Maps and send the details to friends using any of the aforementioned messenger apps. Just say "Hey Google, be my French interpreter" to start Interpreter Mode and get real-time spoken and (on Smart Displays) written translation to aid the conversation.

Apart from the Lenovo Smart Clock, Google has revealed that several other device makers are planning to include the digital assistant in their devices. "We're also adding support for Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist, when you want to keep track of your itinerary with notes and lists in the Google Assistant", Google said.

People have been wanting Google Assistant to be able to do flight check-ins for a long time and it's finally coming. Assistant will also be able to give you notifications for things like check-in.

Plus, Google Assistant will help you book your hotel room in the U.S. too.

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