Google Assistant has learned to tell kids bedtime stories

For National Storytelling Day (an American holiday celebrated on April 27), Google has made a nice present for the smallest English-speaking users of iOS and Android phones, making available to them the "Tell me a story" feature.

Install the latest version of Google Play Books first. And to activate it is enough to say one of two phrases: "Hello Google, tell me a story!" or "Hey Google, tell me a bedtime story!"

In addition to listening to fairy tales, for example, an American family will have access to the Read Together function available on all versions of Google Home smart speakers - Home, Mini, Max and Hub. Sound effects specially designed for Google Assistant to the books "Coco", "Three Little Pigs", "Alice in Wonderland" and many others will surely add pleasant impressions to the kids during the story.

For family or shared reading, you need to use a different key phrase: “Hey Google, let's read together!”. It is also possible to read a specific book: "Hello Google, read (title of the book)!"

So far, the first audiobooks are available in English for users in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK, as well as in Japanese and German.