Google Assistant gets deeper app integrations as voice assistant usage skyrockets

Starting today, Google Assistant can quickly open, search, and interact with some of the most popular Android apps on the Google Play Store. To kick off its Google Assistant Developer Day conference, Google this morning announced new Assistant shortcuts across fitness, social media, payment, ride-hailing, and other categories of apps for actions like finding a ride, ordering food, and playing music. Beyond this, it detailed improvements headed to Assistant-powered smart displays like the Nest Home Hub.

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