Volvo with YouTube and Google Assistant

Volvo with YouTube and Google Assistant

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Volvo Cars will be the first car manufacturer to link its cars with Google Assistant-enabled smart devices.

Google Assistant integration will allow Volvo owners to control features in their car by sending voice commands to Google Assistant-enabled home and mobile devices. By connecting their Volvo to a Google account, customers can directly communicate with the Google voice assistant in their car and remotely control various functions such as warming up on a cold winter day or remote locking. Teams that require enhanced access control, such as unlocking locks, will require two-factor authentication.

Over the coming months, this feature will be rolled out to all owners of Volvo cars with an Android Automotive OS multimedia system connected to the Volvo Cars app and a Google Assistant-enabled device.

Another update will bring YouTube integration to Volvos with Android media, which will be the first video platform available for download on the Google Play app store. However, for safety reasons, you will only be able to view videos when the vehicle is at a complete stop. As Volvo explained, it is assumed that the driver will be able to be distracted by the video while waiting for the child from school or, for example, while the electric car is charging.

In addition, Sygic and Flitsmeister navigation apps, Chargepoint and Plugshare charging apps, and SpotHero and ParkWhiz parking apps will soon be available for Volvo.

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