It relies on the single topic stores which are segmented out from the newscasts or shows, to contribute to the audio news feed. Google is looking to ultimately replace traditional news radio with audio news in Google Assistant.
"Imagine if you could have your own radio, one that's available on-demand, accessible throughout your day, and brings you news about the world and your interests", Google's Liz Gannes writes. However, it is expected that it will be available in other languages as well in the near future.
The new audio news experience creates an on-the-fly playlist for you consisting of top stories and updates you care about, and then longer-form, deep-dive content. But obviously news sources matter, and Google has teamed up with several worldwide publications including The Hollywood Reporter, South China Morning Post, The Associated Press, and many others.
San Francisco: Google has partnered with some of the top news organisations and publishers to let people listen to curated, customised and long-form news stories via its Google Assistant-enabled smart home speakers.
The audio news feature will roll out first to a limited number of people using the Google Assistant in the United States in English, the company said.
Like the current offering, users can ask Google to skip or repeat certain stories.
The prototype is now open for news organisations that would like to participate. Now rolling out to a select number of users is an artificial intelligence-infused news briefing that will give you the rundown of worldly occurrences you need to hear about.
All media outlets and publishers may now submit feeds to Google for inclusion in the new feature, but there are content guidelines that must be followed.