Google Home to Bring Curated Audio News Playlists to Assistant

Tajammul Pangarkar
Tajammul Pangarkar

Updated · Dec 8, 2018

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Google Assistant has been receiving a number of awesome features in the past. It was also revealed that the company is planning to make use of Artificial Intelligence when it comes to content curation. As per the new reports, Google Assistant will soon be bringing curated audio news playlists to you. It means that, depending on your favorite news topics, you can listen to a radio-like news bulletin.

As of now, the feature has been rolled out to a number of users but it would be expanding in the upcoming months. Select users will be able to ask Assistant for curated news list. In seconds, Google Assistant will be able to curate the matching content and present it as a unified news playlist. The playlist will consist of news stories that have a length of 2 minutes to 15 minutes.

According to the guidelines set by FFC, Google Assistant cannot include advertisements or music in-between the news. It means that the users can enjoy a rather seamless news bulletin all the while. In order to make this happen, Google has tied up with a number of publishers across the globe, including The Associated Press and The Hollywood Reporter.

Of course, the comparison of this feature with an always-available radio makes enough sense. As said, the big-letter company has tied up with a number of prominent publication, which should be able to cater to the various news needs of users. Because Assistant already has a clear profile of the interests of users, it would be easier for the digital assistant to curate the content.

The feature is now available for a number of users in the United States. Although the dates aren’t confirmed, it is clear that the tech giant would do a broader roll-out in the coming months.

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar is a CMO at Prudour Pvt Ltd. Tajammul longstanding experience in the fields of mobile technology and industry research is often reflected in his insightful body of work. His interest lies in understanding tech trends, dissecting mobile applications, and raising general awareness of technical know-how. He frequently contributes to numerous industry-specific magazines and forums. When he’s not ruminating about various happenings in the tech world, he can usually be found indulging in his next favorite interest - table tennis.