Google Assistant will soon help you make dinner reservations

By Ashika Rajan, Trainee Reporter
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The tech giant Google is trying to bring its virtual assistant closer to its users by taking a step further by introducing a feature that allows users to book dinner reservations using Google Assistant.

Users will soon be able to make dinner reservations at a restaurant using their Google Nest smart displays, according to a post on Google’s Nest support page. All users need to do is simply say, “Hey Google, book a table at Osteria Morini” or another supported restaurant. When seeking information about a restaurant, users can also tap on the ‘book a table there’ suggestion chip. To put it simply, you’ll be able to order food by just asking Google Assistant, or its smarter kin Duplex, to do so.

However, there is a catch. Google stated that these features will be available on Google Nest smart speakers “soon,” without specifying when they will be available to users. Also, it remains to be seen if Google Duplex, which is available in a limited number of countries, will be made available in more countries.

Furthermore, Google has revealed a slew of new features that will be coming to its various platforms soon. Firstly, the tech giant announced that SLING TV will be available on Chromecast with Google TV. SLING users will be able to connect their current accounts with Google in the Home app.

Users will now be able to customize events in their Home app feeds, according to Google.

The company also said that now when users are setting up a new Nest smart display or speaker from the Home app, they will get the option to set up household contacts on “speed dial” for anybody in your household. This will enable users to make phone calls from their home devices, even if they don’t have a Google account.

Finally, Google announced that the Guest Mode feature in Nest smart speakers and smart displays now supports more languages. The company added that this feature is now available in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean.

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