Google Home, the search giant's voice-activated speaker, started shipping earlier last month and was put up against competition with Amazon's Alexa speaker. One of the drawbacks regarding Google's intelligent speaker has been that it doesn't offer support for several mainstream services. Last month, the company opened access to Google Home by letting third-party developers build chatbots for their services. Now, Google has announced several new apps and services for its intelligent speaker.
The search giant has announced 34 apps that now work the Google Home app, and users can access any of these services through a simple voice command, as per a report by 9to5Google. In order to gain access to a particular app and give a command, users just need to say, "OK Google, talk to [Name of the app]" and just say the command.
The new apps are available in the Google Home app and you can see the full list of services by going to Google Assistant> More Settings > Services. Here is a list of new services that have been added to the app:
Akinator the genie
busuu - language learning
ELLE Horoscopes by The Astro Twins
FitStar Personal Trainer
HuffPost Headline Quiz
The Wall Street Journal
Google recently updated its Home speaker with the ability to play specific Netflix episodes, pause, rewind, and fast forward from voice commands. Even though the recent developments are in right direction, Google might have to provide support for several more services to the voice-activated speaker to give a tough competition to Amazon's Alexa.