Starting today, Google Assistant getting better at helping you, if you’re looking for nearby services like an electrician, plumber, house cleaner and more. All you have to do is say “OK Google” to Assistant on your phone or Google Home, followed by a prompt to find the particular service you’re interested in.
To get started, say “Ok Google, find me a plumber” to your Assistant on your Android phone, iPhone or voice activated speaker, like Google Home. The Assistant will then ask you a few follow up questions and you’ll get a list of some local options nearby. More than just being able to help you find the local service that you need Google Assistant can even go so far as to make the call to the service for you too.
The feature will be rolling out in the US over the next week. Google says Assistant will recommend businesses that have been pre-screened by Google, HomeAdvisor, and other companies, so there’s some level of comfort knowing you’re hiring workers in good standing.
Google says that U.S. users of this new feature will end up getting a list of prescreened services in many areas, and those that won’t live in an area that supports prescreens will still get results.