Google is looking to make its Google Home line of smart speakers more family-friendly with the addition of 50 new audio experiences tailored for the little ones. This includes games and activities produced in partnership with Disney and Sports Illustrated.
Some of the newly-launched activities are designed to be educational. For instance, there’s an audio experience produced by Study.com and a space trivia game. Google’s assistant now even knows how to respond to “Okay Google, help me with my homework.”
Others are more playful, and include Voice tic-Tac-Toe, Freeze Dance and Musical Chairs. Google has also partnered with entertainment companies like Disney and Sports Illustrated to bring kids experience to its smart speakers, including a game called “Mickey Mouse Adventure.”
Finally, Google Home is going to become a much better story-teller. The speaker can now be asked to retell most classic fairy tales, including “Snow White,” “Cinderella” and “Goldilocks.”
Google first announced the addition of these family-friendly activities at its “Made by Google” event earlier this month. At the time, the company also said that it had worked on improving speech recognition for smaller children who may not always pronounce every word as clearly as their parents.
The company announced one more step to turn Google Home into a family devices Tuesday: Parents can now add accounts for their children, thanks to Google’s Family Link program. This makes it possible to personalize the device for them while also keeping tabs on their activities.
Google first launched its Google Home speaker as an answer to Amazon’s Echo last year, and announced the addition of a $50 Home Mini as well as a $400 Google Home Max this month.