Beyond Music & Weather: 3 Ways to Get Smarter with Smart Speakers
Author: Lisa Nielsen
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Currently the top use for the device is playing music. This is followed by answering a general question, providing the weather forecast and telling a joke.
So, where does getting smart come in?
Smart speakers provide a great way to listen to a diverse selection of news outlets, podcasts, and books. Here is how to access each on the most commonly used speakers from Amazon and Google.
The news is a simple feature to find and set up in your app’s settings.
On Google Home it’s called “News.” With Google the news can be a part of your “Good Morning” routine. This is where you can set up all your favorite news shows.
Did you know that podcasts weren’t even a thing before the internet? Since then their popularity has exploded, but how do you know what to ask your smart speaker to play?
Here is how to get started.
Google is connected to your Google Play Audio Books account. Once you have books there, you can ask your smart speaker to play them.
Here is what that looks like:
What do you think? Can smart speakers provide a useful way for you and your family to get smarter about topics, news, and events that are important to you? If you have tried it, what’s the experience been like? If you haven’t it may be time to give it a go.