Home exps its mind with more than 30 new services

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 16 Dec 2016

If you’ve been itching to talk to your Home about current events, travel, pizza, you’re in luck. The voice-activated speaker just added nearly three dozen new services that will exp its knowledge of what happening in your house the world.

Earlier this week, Home gained the ability to play Netflix shows through a Chromecast display pictures stored in the otos app, but these new actions are conversational, meaning you can talk to the specific service to get information. Similar to Amazon’s exa Skills, if you’re looking for a recipe for tonight’s dinner, the Food Network can walk you through it. Or if you want to know what’s happening in the world, hit up CNBC, The Huffington st, or The ll Street urnal.

You’ll also find several games in the Home app, as well as other news media outlets that can keep you up to date by summoning the specific service following the customary “OK, ” trigger. The complete list of new services follows:

  • 21 Blackjack
  • Akinator the genie
  • Anchor
  • And Chill
  • Argus
  • Ask lly
  • busuu
  • CNBC
  • Domino’s
  • Eliza
  • EE Horoscopes by The Astro Twins
  • FitStar rsonal Trainer
  • Food Network
  • Genius
  • Headspace
  • The Huffington st
  • itcher
  • nely anet
  • NBC News
  • N One
  • Number Genie
  • oduct Hunt
  • Quora
  • Quotery
  • Songp
  • Sub r
  • Tender
  • The Bartender
  • The ll Street urnal
  • Todoist
  • Trivia Blast
  • Venturebeat News
  • bMD
  • nder

y this matters: ile most people probably won’t use many of the services here, it’s important that quickly adds capabilities to its Assistant if it ever hopes to catch up to exa’s huge lead. Getting so many well-known companies on board just a week after the Actions As were released to developers is a good sign that Home will quickly become the intelligent home aid we want it to be.