Google Home spokesman ($ 129 at Dell Home) proved a worthy companion at the 2018 Winter Olympics and FIFA World Cup finals. But it's finally football season, and Google Home can help you stay in your fantasy football league and follow your favorite NFL teams.
Here are five ways Google Home can become a football assistant you've always dreamed of
There's no shortage of options to keep up with your fantasy football league on your mobile phone, but the CBS Sports Assistant App (just a head that CBS is CNET's parent company) is a simple, hands-free advice on how to lead your own team.
He'll give you tips on which players to start, add, drop, or swap. The app will also provide score updates, trade ratings, value comparisons between players and more.
Sports Knowledge and Results
When you ask your Google Home spokesman for a player from a particular team (from any sport), some general knowledge is returned. For example, you might ask, "Hey, Google, who's the quarterback for the Panthers?" It will tell you who the startup and backup quarterbacks are. You can also ask about the results of recent games or how a team behaves in the current season.
If you deepen your questions, you probably will not get an answer. You can not ask how many passing yards Peyton Manning had in 2015 or how many tackles Luke Kuechly had last year.
For such statistics you have to use the StatMuse app. The depth of the questions you can ask is quite impressive and in fact includes the voices of popular sports figures like Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Jerry Rice, Joe Buck and more.
When you hear that one of these athletes is answering a question, you can address them directly by saying something like, "Where did you go to college?"
Get Football News
You can ask Google Home for football news. All you have to do is say, "Okay, Google, football news." It will display some of the most recent or relevant football news headlines and send those articles to Google Assistant on your phone.
You can also add this to your morning routine. When you create a new routine or edit an existing one, add an action that simply contains "Football News." Then, every morning at the same time, or if you trigger the routine manually, you will receive the latest news from the world of football.
Listen to football radio and podcasts
If you enjoy football or podcasts, you can do so with your Google Home speaker. With TuneIn you can hear all your favorite internet radio. Just say "OK, google, play ESPN radio."
Likewise, your favorite football podcasts can also be streamed through Google Home. Say something like "OK, google, play the Around the NFL Podcast." It's that simple. If you can not find your favorite podcast with your voice, you can transfer it to the speaker with your phone.
Play Trivia and Games
Finally there are a handful of fun games you can play Google Home Speakers For example, which team will describe an NFL team with obscure facts and you have to guess which team it is.
Super Bowl Quiz will also test your NFL knowledge by asking you multiple-choice quiz questions. There are also Steelers Trivia, Army Navy Football History Trivia, Clemson Football Trivia, New Orleans Football Trivia and others.
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And if you're more of an Alexa household, Amazon's assistant will help you even better.