Google Assistant Will Read Out Your Custom Newscast


Google is working on a new way for Google Assistant to bring news to users: personalized, short-form audio playlists.

Credit: Tom's GuideCredit: Tom's GuideCurrently, you can get news through a number of Google Assistant skills from media outlets, and if you wanted to hear them all in a row, you could create a Routine. However, these news briefings tend to come in longer, podcast-type audio segments. 

Now, Google Home will use AI to create a playlist of short, current news items tailored to your interests. The assistant will also be able to update stories throughout the day. 

Google Assistant News

Google will curate news from a number of major outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NBC and USA Today. The company is also leaving the door open for other publications that would like to participate to submit news feeds for inclusion.

The experience will first roll out to "a limited number of people" in the United States. 

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