The Google Assistant’s bedtime stories feature is pretty amazing. Simply ask your Google Home to tell you a story and the smart speaker will turn into story mode and will start playing an audiobook from the free selection of audiobooks in the Google Play Books catalog.
The feature is very handy if your kids love listening to stories right before bedtime or any other time of the day.
But as is often the case, the Google Assistant doesn’t have the same capabilities on all devices. Fortunately, the Google Assistant on Android and iOS devices is getting an update today which will enable the new feature. The update comes just in time for National Tell a Story Day which is coming up this Saturday. The initial rollout is available in English in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and India, but should be making its way to other countries and languages in the coming months.
To use the new feature on your smartphone or tablet, you will need to have Google Play Books installed on your device. Once that’s done, simply call up the Google Assistant and ask it to tell you a story.