Google Assistant Now Lets You Check Into Flights with Your Voice

Apple has a message for Amazon and Google and it's plastered on the side of a hotel

Apple has a large message plastered to the side of a hotel that overlooks CES 2019 in Las Vegas and it's clearly targeted at Amazon and

While we haven't seen exactly how Dish plans to integrate the Assistant into its receivers, the company does say that it'll provide visual feedback as well as audio responses, which means you can do things like have it show your Google Photos on your TV. Hence, now is an excellent time for Google to announce new features for its virtual Assistant.

Thanks to its noise-cancelling mic, the Bolt can pick up your voice commands clearly while the Assistant acts on them. Some of the new features announced would be really helpful for millions of people around the world.

It's no secret Google has the smartest and most powerful voice assistant out there.

Google has made a splash with their own take on the Assistant smart display but now we're seeing more OEMs take hold of the form-factor and that has lead to some interesting new devices.

Building on Google translate, the Assistant will soon be able to translate in real time from 27 language choices. The Assistant will show you the pricing, availability and the works, which you can book using Google Pay.

Unfortunately, the American tech giant has not yet discussed plans to add the feature to the Google Assistant on smartphones.

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Google Assistant is constantly evolving and gaining new abilities. Google is now bringing this feature to all Android devices in the next few weeks.

Officially coming later this year, manufacturers can learn more about Assistant Connect here.

Here's a quick rundown of what you can expect from the Google Assistant that will be crossing over the 1 billion device mark by the end of this month. This Smart Clock - unveiled at CES 2019 - comes with 4-inch touchscreen and will go on sale this Spring with a price-tag of $79 (roughly Rs. 5,500).

Along with these updates, Anker and JBL are launching smart accessories that help drivers better utilize the Assistant while driving. Voice notifications also keep you up to speed on incoming messages and reminders while you drive. The consumers will soon be able to check-in to their flights as well as save or retrieve their boarding pass in Google Assistant on Android phones or iPhone. You can say, "Hey Google, I'd like to book the Cambria Hotel in NY on January 12th", to see pricing and availability, and pay through Google Pay. This featire will start first with domestic flights with United Airlines in the US.

For Google, the hotel partnerships are just a pilot program, for now.

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