Google Assistant is coming to Dish's Hopper receivers

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2019 now on in Las Vegas, Google has unveiled a new feature: the "interpreter mode" in Google Assistant, its voice-based Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Google announced that a new feature called Interpreter Mode will be rolling out on Google Home and Smart Displays over the next couple weeks.

Google Assistant is about to get smarter with a new Interpreter mode that would help users have a real-time conversation in almost 27 languages.

This winter, Hyatt Regency in San Francisco and Dream Downtown in New York City will pilot the translation service.

But that is not the only feature Google announced at CES 2019 this week.

The updates are available starting today for users on both iOS and Android.

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Outside of entertainment, Google Assistant will be integrated into smart lights, thermostats, security platforms, water sensors, and outdoor tools like sprinklers.

Google Assistant will also be able to store and view your boarding pass, displaying information like your frequent flyer number, confirmation number, and flight number. Despite that weirdness, it's still a solid free update for Dish Hopper owners, although neither Dish nor Google have said yet when it'll arrive. What's more, the Assistant will even auto-punctuate your messages now, so you don't have to dictate punctuation marks as well.

Until now, taking advantage of Google Assistant required hardware makers to equip their products with a microphone, relatively sophisticated silicon and software for accessing the service's cloud backend. The company has also introduced a special Assistant-based feature for Philips Hue.

Using the mode is simple: users will just say, "Hey Google, be my [language] interpreter", which will prompt Google Assistant to begin listening to the conversation.

Background: This isn't Google's first go at real-time translation. That way users can share ETA, reply to text messages and play music without closing the navigation window.

For fans of the Sonos sound who are already invested in their system and prefer Google Assistant this news is welcomed and a long time coming. Domestic passengers in the U.S. can say, "Hey Google, check in to my flight" on Android or iOS and Assistant will take care of the necessary steps. This means you can ask the assistant to show restaurants nearby, set up and dismiss alarms, schedule reminders and timers without unlocking your phone.

One Billion devices will feature Google Assistant by the end of the month.

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