Google Assistant is coming to Google Maps.
Yep, after adding music streaming, restaurant planning, e-scooter renting, and more to its mobile maps app, Google announced Tuesday at CES in Las Vegas that its digital assistant is joining the party.
Google Assistant is expected to be on 1 billion devices by the end of January. Amazon’s Alexa, meanwhile, is reportedly on more than 100 million devices.
So, why add the voice-controlled assistant to Google Maps? Well, Google envisions users asking it for directions home, or to nearby restaurants and saved locations. You can ask the assistant to search for places along your route (like gas stations) or add a stop — all things that used to require some button pushing. Read more…