Google Assistant Gets In-App & Digital Content Purchase Support

Google Assistant finally lets you book Uber, Lyft rides

For companies like Uber and Lyft, the Google Assistant's ride-hailing comparison feature may help to drive downloads of their apps as users get to see more information about the nearest or least expensive services.

Meanwhile, Google recently rolled out a new Android app to provide hands-free support to individuals with motor and mobility impairments.

For example, "Hey Google, Book me a ride with Uber to Cape Town".

Before this update, you could ask the Google Assistant to help you book a cab and it would simply divert you into a ride-sharing app on your phone.

With the introduction of this new feature, Google Assistant will now allow the users to search for the best and cheapest ride option for the destination they want to travel.

It's taken a few years, but the Google Assistant is catching up to other digital assistants to get you a ride.

There are two ways on how to book ridesharing services through Google Assistant.

Google has revealed the latest update to its virtual assistant which will now allow users to compare prices of ride-hailing services and order a vehicle from within the Google Assistant app.

Alternatively, users can be more specific if they already know which ride-sharing service they want to use.

It is, perhaps, important to note that Uber introduced the ability to book a ride with Cortana when the Universal Windows Platform-based app launched on Windows 10 Mobile and PCs in 2015.

It appears that developers are wasting no time taking advantage of Google Assistant's new capabilities. However, Google says it plans to add more languages to the feature relatively soon.

The tool will be released in English first, and in any country where one of the supported ride service partners are available, said the post.

The Google Assistant can get you to the airport.



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