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Google Home adds support for over 30 new services

by Brandon Russell | December 15, 2016December 15, 2016 4:50 pm PDT

When it launched in November, Google Home felt inferior to the Amazon Echo because it lacked the “skills” to talk to other devices and services. That began to change with support for services like Netflix, and now it’s getting even better with over 30 more services at its disposal.

The list is filled with big names: Todoist, Uber, Domino’s Pizza, NPR One, and The Wall Street Journal. Google Home also integrates with Headspace—a favorite here in the office—and WebMD, so you can start diagnosing that strange lump on your arm.

Adding Actions further extends the capabilities of Google Home, shaping it into a major competitor to the Amazon Echo.

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And it’s cheaper

The Echo still offers the market’s best experience. But Google’s smart speaker is getting smarter by the way, and with Google Assistant as its brain, next year is going to be hugely competitive in the fight for space in your home.

Below is a full list of new Actions supported by Google Home.

  • 21 Blackjack
  • Akinator the genie
  • Anchor
  • And Chill
  • Argus
  • Ask Jelly
  • busuu – language learning
  • CNBC
  • Domino’s
  • Eliza
  • ELLE Horoscopes by The Astro Twins
  • FitStar Personal Trainer
  • Food Network
  • Genius
  • Headspace
  • HuffPost Headline Quiz
  • itcher
  • Lonely Planet
  • NBC News
  • NPR One
  • Number Genie
  • Product Hunt
  • Quora
  • Quotery
  • SongPop
  • Sub War
  • Tender
  • The Bartender
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Todoist
  • Trivia Blast
  • Uber
  • Venturebeat News
  • WebMD
  • Wonder
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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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