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Continued Conversations rolling out to Google Home Hub and other Smart Displays

09 March 2019

Now, it also works on Smart Displays, like the Google Home Hub, and non-Google speakers, like the Insignia Smart Speaker. That same feature is now available to Assistant-powered Smart Displays. This mode sees Google Assistant act as a translator, allowing for free-flowing conversation in a number of languages.

Google confirmed the expansion earlier today stating Google Pixel phone owners can now use the feature in 43 states within the US.

Last year, Google blew our minds at I/O by introducing the new Google Duplex.

Continued Conversation is an optional setting that allows users to continue their conversation with the Google Assistant after they invoke it.

Are you seeing Continued Conversations on any of your Smart Displays? First of all, you have to provide the restaurant name, along with the intended date and time for the reservation. The deal applies to the Chalk and Charcoal versions of the Google Home Hub, meaning you can color match or mix it up. However, Google's support page now says it's only on the Home Hub.

Did you get the Continued Conversation update? Open the Google Home app and go to Settings to enable or disable this feature. Similar to smart speakers, this is an optional feature that users can opt in and out of. But my colleague Chris Welch notes that it can be a little weird to not be able to listen in on those calls yourself to hear exactly what happened.

Share photos from Live Albums with Google Photos: Your Smart Display also can double as a digital photo frame.

It works on Pixels at present but more phones are also lined up for support.

Play a game: Gather friends and family around your Smart Display and say, "Hey Google, Are you Feeling Lucky?"

Users will know whether Assistant is listening for more commands or not when the LED lights at the top of the Google Home are spinning or the ones on the Google Home Mini and Google Home Max are pulsing. What do you think of it?

Continued Conversations rolling out to Google Home Hub and other Smart Displays