Google has officially rolled out the information that their virtual assistant, Google Assistant has crossed 500 million active monthly users who use smartphones, TVs, smart home devices and other smart gadgets. A half of billion monthly users is a big number for Google compared to Apple’s Siri and Amazon Alexa. A detailed study reports, The company has 9% voice assistant market share and Apple Siri has 35%. Although, market share is not a big deal as it only means install base and not the actual use of the virtual assistant each month.
On August 2019, the company’s smart speaker market share is only behind the Amazon’s. Coming year, the monthly active users will be increased while using Google’s virtual assistant.
Upcoming features in Google Assistant –
- Longform Reading - Hey Google, read this page. Yes, Google Assistant will now be able to read any content out loud as per your command.
- Scheduled Actions - Users can schedule some actions to Google Assistants such as Turning on the lights in the morning, Adjust AC, etc. to assign or schedule a specific task at a specified time.
- Sticky Notes - Hey Google, leave a note. Now Google Assistant on smart displays can create sticky notes by using this simple voice command.
Google is also expanding its interpreter mode to airports, banks, and other business industries. It could boost Google Assistant crossed monthly active users and will have more install base even further.