The favorite voice assistant for many people who use an Android phone, the Google Assistant is with people when it comes to voice commands on all smart devices, and now it is much smarter with the latest update .
Well, if any Android user is a podcast lover, they may have asked Google Assistant to play a certain podcast, but it always played the last available episode that was previously listened to.
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Although when you are at home you can end up manually searching for an episode that interests you, in a car it is clear that using the Google voice assistant for a podcast like this is a real ordeal, but now there is very good news.
Since the last update, as pointed out by 9to5google, the assistant can recognize commands around certain podcast requests. You’re not just talking about the name of the podcast, you’re talking about the specific episode and/or the specific guest.
How to search for a podcast by episode or guest in the Google Assistant
If a person is looking for that episode of their favorite podcast where they interviewed a beloved celebrity, just ask the Google Assistant and it will find it; whether your favorite podcast player is Google podcast, YouTube or Spotify.
Google mentions that this option is more aimed at in-car podcast listeners. It is also compatible with all devices with the Google assistant installed, so you can take full advantage of the new voice commands.
These are some of the instructions that can be given to the system after saying “Ok Google” to activate it.
- Open Google account settings.
- Change my Google privacy settings.
- Adjust Google security settings.
- Show Google search history.
- Turn Bluetooth on or off.
- Turn Wi-Fi on or off.
- Turn Airplane mode on or off.
- Turn Do Not Disturb on or off.
- Turn Flashlight on or off.
- Put the phone on silent.
- Increase or decrease the brightness.
- Set the brightness to 25%.
- Volume up or down.
- Volume up or down to 50%
That way, you can be much more precise and specific with all your podcast requests to the Google Assistant, and you no longer need to ever look up from the road to find that specific episode of your favorite podcast that you want to listen to while driving.