You Can Now Shop With Google Assistant on Google Home

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The Google Assistant has snagged an update that brings one of the most awaited features that its competitor, Echo already offered. The voice search and actions Support page just added 4 more voice commands you can use to quickly jump to specific sections of your Google account, like your search history, privacy settings, and security settings.

Users can simply tell the speaker to order items - diapers, paper towels, or trash bags, for example, and get delivery from any of dozens of participating retailers.

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.

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"If picking up paper towels or stocking up on coffee is on your list, consider it done", said Google Assistant product manager David Wang in a statement.

What do you need to get done today? From there, set your default credit card and delivery address, and you're ready to shop.

After initial setup, you'll be able to order home essentials merely by asking Google Home.

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According to Google's announcement post, there are no fees or service charges through April 30, 2017. Note that Google Home is now available only in the USA, and the list of retailers reflects this fact.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Will adding Express services to its Home device help Google cut into Amazon's lead in the voice-activated digital assistant market?

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