When you say, “Hey, Google, play the news,” your phone, tablet, or speaker will give you a voice summary of the news, like a podcast made specifically for important events happening around the world. But where and how does it choose the source to draw on?
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Or, more specifically, your configuration options.
Although, out of the box, Google Assistant is configured with certain news organizations that it attracts, developers have allowed customization of those sources. This is a nice feature, especially if you have a favorite news source.
You’ll find several categories to choose from, including general, technology, business, sports, world, entertainment, politics, science, health, art and lifestyle, national and local. Within each category, there are various sources to choose from The list isn’t exhaustive (and local news could definitely use more sources), but you should find enough to get your news coverage out.
Let me show you how you can customize the news feed from Google Assistant.
How to customize your news feed
What you will need: All you need is an Android device that includes Google Assistant. I’ll make sure your device is fully updated, so you’re not only getting the best experience but also the added security that comes with updates. Fall too far behind and your device could become vulnerable.
That being taken care of, let’s add some sources.
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