Ahead of National Tell a Story Day on April 27th, Google Assistant is learning to tell you a story wherever you are.
Google says that Assistant's "Tell Me a Story" feature is now available on Android and iOS smartphones. Currently it supports English in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and India. You'll need to have the latest version of Google Play Books installed to use "Tell Me a Story".
To use this feature, just say "Hey Google, tell me a story" and the Assistant will begin to read to you. You can also request a specific kind of story by saying something like " Hey Google, tell me a bedtime story."
There are other story features available for National Tell a Story Day. You can use a feature called Read Along on Google Home smart speakers to have the Assistant use sound effects while you read titles like "The Three Little Pigs", "Cinderella", and "Alice in Wonderland".
Another way to enjoy a story on National Tell a Story Day is to listen to an audiobook. You'll need to be logged in to your Google Play Books account, then you can say something like "Hey Google, read Charlotte's Web" and get to listening. Audiobooks are available in English in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Great Britain, and in German and Japanese.