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Google introduced at present that 500 million individuals at the moment are utilizing Google Assistant throughout smartphones, TVs, sensible residence units, and different devices.
That determine represents the variety of individuals utilizing Google Assistant every month, a metric which Google has by no means beforehand revealed. While half a billion is a substantial variety of month-to-month customers, current knowledge signifies Google Assistant is trailing behind Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa.
A research revealed final month studies Google Assistant holds 9% of the digital assistant market. In comparability, Apple’s Siri holds 35% marketshare worldwide. Though it’s necessary to remember marketshare takes under consideration simply the set up base, not how many individuals are utilizing the digital assistant every month.
Another research, revealed in August 2019, exhibits Google trailing behind Amazon in sensible speaker marketshare. If something, these numbers are in Google’s favor, as a result of it means there’s large room for development. The variety of month-to-month lively customers might conceivably be a lot increased in years to return.
New Features Coming to Google Assistant
In asserting Google Assistant’s variety of month-to-month lively customers, Google additionally introduced some new options coming to the digital assistant later this yr.
Here’s a rundown of recent options on the way in which:
- Longform studying: Google Assistant will be capable of learn articles out loud with a easy command akin to “Hey Google, read this page.”
- Scheduled Actions: Users can ask Google Assistant to carry out a particular job at a sure time of day, akin to turning the lights on within the morning.
- Sticky Notes: Google Assistant on sensible shows will be capable of put up sticky notes with a command akin to “Hey Google, leave a note.”
Lastly, Google introduced at present that Google Assistant’s interpreter mode shall be increasing globally to airports, banks, and different companies. That’s positive to spice up Assistant’s month-to-month lively customers and set up base even additional.