Google Assistant arrives on Google Maps
- During its keynote at the 2019 CES, Google has announced that the Assistant will now come integrated into Google Maps, both on Android and iOS.
- Therefore, users can now share their ETA with friends & family, reply to texts, play music or podcasts, search for places along their route, etc. through commands while using Google Maps.
- This is an important step to increase the Assistant’s usage on iOS devices since iPhone users now don’t require to use Siri while using Google Maps.
- Updates given to the Assistant also include flight management, where the AI can help with check-ins getting digital boarding passes.
- Also, Google Assistant Connect platform has been announced to bring the Assistant on to third-party devices in an affordable and easy-to-implement way. The company will reveal more details about Connect later this year.