You can now call Santa Claus with Google Assistant

Google Home Assistant Will Notice if You Say 'Please' and 'Thank You'

Don't get rid of them just yet: With Syncwire's 2-in-1 Smart Plug, you can make up to four devices Alexa-, Google-, or IFTTT-compatible. You'll be able to sing along to your favorite songs with on-screen lyrics on a Smart Display, get into a story with the Read Along feature, or even get a call in to the big man himself at the North Pole to see what he's up to.

You never know when you're going to think of the flawless gift for someone on your list, and you can't always jot it down so you don't forget.

They've added a bunch of Christmas stories to Assistant's story time feature, so you can say things like "Hey Google, read me 'Twas the night before Christmas, '" or "Hey Google, tell me a Christmas story" to kick things off. With "Pretty Please", a Google Assistant might respond to that request by saying: "Thanks for asking so nicely".

The Three | Google Assistant will be available in the United Kingdom imminently.

Pretty Please is enabled now in the app, and for Google's smart speakers and smart displays.

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"Hey Google, please set a timer for 5 minutes". They just have to command Assistant to call Santa and then an interactive game will start.

- Sharing photos: Google Photos is another feature on Smart Displays that can show you past holiday memories with family and friends. Simply ask the Assistant to play a song of your choice, and watch as synchronized lyrics appear on screen when the music begins. If you just want a regular story, Google has expanded the list of titles to over 50, including Beauty and the Beast, Dora's Super Sleepover and PAW Patrol's Holiday Helpers.

We're also soon adding support for Google Keep, Any.do and Bring! and Todoist.

Another handy update adds a two-way talkback feature for Nest Hello doorbells, so you can greet people before letting them in. Some of them might not work for you right away. Not only is your smart speaker capable of reading all the classics now, also supporting new holiday content from Nickelodeon. You just say, "Hey Google, create a gift list", "What's on my to-do list", "Show me my last note", or "Add tickets for mom to my gift list", to name a few examples. Children can now play an interactive Christmas-themed game, as well as take advantage of a special set of Google Home sound effects and music.

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