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Google Assistant is soon going to be your 'news host'; know how to activate it

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Your new 'news host'
Google said Tuesday its digital assistant will serve as a "news host" on its connected devices to deliver stories from a variety of its media partners.
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The AI will deliver short news
The feature called Your News Update will be activated by asking the Google Assistant to read the news.

The artificial intelligence program will deliver "a mix of short news stories chosen in that moment based on your interests, location, user history and preferences, as well as the top news stories out there," said product manager Liz Gannes in a blog post.
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News based on user preferences
The assistant will offer stories from partners including CBS, Politico, Fox News and CNN based on user preferences and other factors.

It can offer news, for example, about the user's favorite sports teams or specific local or business events.
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Feature to expand next year
The feature is available in English in the United States, and will expand internationally next year, for people with compatible smartphones and connected speakers.
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How to activate?
It is activated by saying, "Hey Google, play me the news."
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