Some of the best features of Google Home are those that are just for fun, like playing the game program "I'm lucky", listen to the sounds of animals and ask for interesting information. Google is expanding in this repertoire with sound effects of stories for certain Disney stories. Parents in the US can activate the new feature saying "Hey Google, let's read along with Disney." The start device will then listen throughout and play the appropriate sound effects and music for the selected story, which can be selected from a library of 11 with more to come.
Google's Google Book Library includes some classics, as well as new titles related to the movie. Below you will find the complete list of small gold books (updated with new titles):
- Mickey's Christmas Carol
- The three pigs
- Alice in Wonderland
- Jack Jack Attack
- Mickey Mouse and his spaceship
- Toy Story 3
- Peter Pan
- Mickey Mouse goes shopping for Christmas
- Now the star engineer
- King lion
Google says that if you have to jump in the book, it will be recognized and will go ahead (ideal for skipping over the creepy section), and if you pause, it will only play environmental music. However, there are no other commands possible when the reading feature is performed. Also, because nobody wants the story to happen with your child to be registered and maintained in any way by a massive technology company, Google promises not to do so.
The feature works with Google Home, Google Home Mini and Google Home Max in the United States.
Google finishes updating the supporting documents to inform us that this reading feature is now also available on Google Home Hub.
It seems that Google will continue to add new selections to its book list that support this mode. Right now, it only has a new title to share, now Ara Star Engineer supports read-along interactions.
So, do you remember how we saw these updated support documents to indicate Home Hub support? Well, it turns out that it is not so much the case; Today, Google has reverted its list to remove the start center.
We went to the bottom to find out what was the offer and it was learned that the initial addition was in error and, for now, this feature is not compatible with Google Home Hub. The good news is that not only is Home Hub support in the works, but this mode has to come to the whole family of smart screens. Look for it to be published someday in the coming weeks.
We are still waiting for the support of the Home Hub, but meanwhile we have new content to help us overcome. Google finishes updating the list of books for children admitted to a group of four new titles from Disney: Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan and Frozen.
Google finishes updating your support page for this history mode to keep in mind that it now works with "any Google Home device or smart screen." This happens with what we said when we checked the Hub before and beyond Google's own smart screen, compatibility also reached models like Lenovo and of others.