5 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do with The Google Assistant and Chromecast
You might be a relative newcomer to the world of The Google Assistant, or Chromecast, then again you might be a seasoned veteran who has enjoyed their many benefits from the start. Either way there are a few tips and tricks that will either get you well on the way to enjoying an even more convenient, connected home and life, or may even surprise you in a sort of ‘I had no idea I could do that’ kind of way...
If you want to know more, if harnessing the ever more incredible power of The Google Assistant and Chromecast sounds like something you might just enjoy then read on, a little knowledge can be a very useful thing.
With that in mind, here are five things that you can do with Chromecast and The Google Assistant that might just surprise you.
Get help with the little things in life
We all know that the Google Assistant is quite handy at lining up all your favourite tunes, playlists and even suggesting new content that you might really like. For a device such as the Panasonic GA10 smart speaker however, that’s barely scratching the surface of what this stylish little smart speaker is capable of. You can set reminders for all kinds of eventualities for example; “OK Google, remind me that my dentist appointment is next Monday at 11:30” or how about “OK Google, remind me about mum’s birthday a week before”. It could be any number of things, but Google has got your back.
Save time (and dinner)
The Google Assistant is equally adept in the kitchen, where a simple voice command can set a timer for however long your culinary creation might take to cook, what could be simpler, or safer?
Why trawl through pages of TV listings searching for your favourite series or that movie you haven’t seen? A simple voice command (or query) such as “OK Google, when is Doctor Who on again”? Then set a simple reminder to make sure you don’t miss it...Simple.
While we are saving time, why not check that morning’s traffic, or train times? Useful, right!
Pairing up for more!
What is true of Chromecast built-in Hi fi systems is equally true of Televisions; if your TV has Chromecast built-in, then The Google Assistant and Chromecast are just waiting to impress you further. Streaming services from all the big players, services such as YouTube, Google Play Movies, ALL4, Netflix and HBO are all compatible with voice commands once your account has been added to the Google Home App. Who needs remote control when simple voice commands such as “OK Google, next episode”, “OK Google, rewind 30 minutes” or “OK Google, pause/stop/subtitles on” give you all the control you might ever need!