The Google Assistant and Can Help You Learn Together updates

''Ok Google, talk to!''

We're excited to announce that is working with the Google Assistant to help you fit even more learning opportunities into your busy family life with a fun, trivia-style quiz game. Access hundreds of engaging quiz questions through the Google Assistant on phones or voice-activated speakers, like Google Home. We've flipped the script: instead of the Google Assistant answering questions, it'll ask you.

How It Works

Let the Google Assistant know you're ready to play by saying ''Ok, Google. talk to'' It will then ask you to choose from four subject areas: math, English, social studies, and science. Choose the challenge level appropriate for your age group and a friendly voice will ask you four questions.

If you choose medium-level English, you might hear ''What type of book is 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' by Maya Angelou? Thriller, autobiography, or drama?'' or ''The sentence 'It's raining cats and dogs' is an example of what? Alliteration, idiom, or personification?''

At the end of the game, it will tell you how many questions you got right and celebrate with you if you got all four correct.

This project is aimed primarily at children ages 6 to 12, but it's fun for the entire family. Make your game night educational on top of being fun. You'll be surprised by how hard it is to stop playing!

Test What You Don't Know

The voice-activated trivia, complete with questions, answers, and explanations is a fun way to test yourself on what you know and don't know on your own time. Gameplay can be as long or short as you'd like, with each round being as quick as five minutes.

Jim Lesko, Vice President of Engineering at, shared how he uses the game with his family.

''I played it on my phone with my 5-year-old daughter while waiting for her swimming lessons to start. She had a great time answering the easy questions and didn't want to stop playing!''

Effective Learning

And it's not just fun and games. for the Google Assistant is a very effective way to learn. It tests users' knowledge in specific subject areas and provides them with context for the answers. If you want to learn more about any concept that comes up in the game, you will find a lesson covering that topic on

You can access this game through phones and speakers that have the Google Assistant. With their parent's permission, children under 13 can also have their own personalized Google Assistant experience when they log in with their own account, powered by Family Link.

So go ahead and ask your Google Assistant to speak to Have fun and happy learning!

The Google Assistant is a conversation between you and Google. Just ask your Google Assistant questions and let it help you get things done.

By Svitlana Kostenko
November 2017

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