Published: Fri, February 17, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Google Home owners get voice commands for grocery shopping

Google Home owners get voice commands for grocery shopping

With the offering, Google has now filled the gap with competitor Amazon Echo which already has the same feature.

Users can start off by just uttering "Ok Google, how do I Shop?" or instead a can be a bit more direct and ask "Ok Google, order paper towels".

A few days ago we learned the news of the arrival of Google Assistant to more devices.

Users can already start ordering from participating Google Express retailers, which now include Whole Foods Market, Costco, Walgreens, PetSmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more than 50 other national and locally available retailers, the company said. It's one easy, quick, and convenient way to buy stuff that you always need.

Google has made its Google Home digital assistant more like Amazon's Alexa-driven devices by introducing a new shopping function per a company blog post. They can navigate to "More settings" and then scroll down to "Payments".

Google Home users can now order day to day essentials including consumables like shampoo and groceries from Google's Express partners.

A Google Express subscription costs 95 dollars per year, but Google Home owners can use it for free until 30 April. It didn't elaborate on the future expansion plans for the service but said, "Today is just the beginning of what's possible for shopping with the Google Assistant".

We had a feeling this one will follow: shopping on Google Home with a little help from the Google Assistant.

All we have to do is set up our card in the "Payments" section of Google, and set the delivery address. Note that Google Home is now available only in the USA, and the list of retailers reflects this fact.

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