Taking a note from Amazon Echo
Starting today, Google Home owners can get a leg up on errands without leaving their homes as Google’s smart speaker can now shop for you with a simple voice command.
Using Google Assistant , placing an order for household goods, groceries, and more can now be accomplished with a simple “Okay, Google… ” prompt.
Google adds that from now until April 30, Google Home shoppers will be exempted from any additional service or membership fees that normally come with on-demand shopping. To begin, users just need to first set up payment and shipping info via the Google Home app.
It almost goes without saying that this new feature helps Google Home square up to Amazon’s own Echo smart speaker , which has used its own digital assistant Alexa to help customers make purchases (and even order pizza ) for quite a while now.
From there, it appears the next battleground for the competing home gadgets is phone calls, as a new report posits both Google and Amazon are possibly planning to bring hands-free calling to their respective smart speakers.
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