Google Assistant finally lets you book Uber, Lyft rides


It’s taken a few years, but the Google Assistant is catching up to other digital assistants to get you a ride.

Instead of asking Alexa or Siri, you can now say, “Hey Google, book me an Uber.” Or a Lyft, Ola, Grab, or your other favorite ride services.

The voice assistant starting Thursday will book you a ride through the Google Assistant app on your phone or smart speaker or on any Google Home speakers. 

Once you ask for a ride with your preferred ride provider you can confirm the booking on your phone. Or you can just say you want a ride to a certain restaurant or location and a list of different services with pricing and wait times will come up. Then it’s up to you to choose which car service you want. Read more…

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