Some of the best features of Google Home are those that are just for fun, such as participating in the “I'm Feeling Lucky” game show, listening to various animal sounds and asking for interesting facts. Google expands this repertoire with sound effects for certain Disney stories. Parents in the US can activate a new feature by saying, “Hi, Google, let's read along with Disney.” Then their home device will listen and play the corresponding sound effects and music for the selected story, which can be selected from a library of 11, and even more.
The Disney books library from Google includes classics as well as new films related to movies. Below is a complete list of supported books of Little Golden (supplemented with new titles):
- Mickey's Christmas Carol
- Three Little Pigs
- Alice in Wonderland
- Jack Jack Attack
- Mickey Mouse and his spaceship
- Toy Story 3
- Peter Pan
- Mickey Mouse Going for Christmas Shopping
- Ara Star Engineer
- lion king
Google notes that if you need to skip ahead in a book, it recognizes and jumps ahead (great for jumping over a too scary section), and if you pause, it will just play the music of the environment. However, no other commands are possible when the read function is enabled. In addition, since no one wants a massive tech firm to record and save time for their child, she promises that she will not do this.
This feature only works with Google Home, Google Home Mini and Google Home Max in the USA.
Google has just updated its support documents to let us know that this reading feature is now also available on Google Home Hub.
It appears that Google will continue to add new collections to its list of books supporting this mode. Right now he has only one new heading, and Ara, Star Engineer, now supports interaction with readers.
So remember, as we have seen, these support documents have been updated to indicate Home Hub compatibility? Well, it turns out that is not the case; Today, Google returned its list to remove Home Hub.
We found out what the deal was about and found out that the initial upload was done by mistake, and this feature is currently not supported on Google Home Hub. The good news is that Home Hub not only supports the work, but this mode should apply to the entire family of intelligent displays. Look for it to expand sometime in the next few weeks.
We are still waiting for Home Hub support, but at the same time we have new content that will help us cope with the situation. Google has just updated its list of supported children's books by a group of four new Disney titles: Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan and Frozen.
Google has just updated its support page for this story mode to note that it now works with "any Google Home device or smart display." This is consistent with what we were told when we registered on Home Hub earlier, and in addition to supporting Google’s own intelligent display, compatibility also comes with models from Lenovo and others.