While you can always listen to music and podcasts while you’re working or doing something else, there are times when you want something else like a story. You probably don’t have a person on stand-by to tell you stories or something, but if you have a device that has Google Assistant around you, you can actually ask it to help you out. There are specific voice commands that you can tell your digital assistant to do and some 3rd-party partners to bring you story time.
If you want to hear Google’s own rendition of classic fairy tales, just say “Hey Google, tell me a story” and it will give you some classics like Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc. If you’re in the mood for short stories from NPR, say “Hey Google, tell me a StoryCorps story” and you’ll hear them narrated by “real” people across the US. If you’re looking for just short audio content, you can say “Hey Google, give me a limerick,” and you’ll get five rhyming lines that are hopefully funny.
If it’s your kids that need a bit of audio entertainment, just say “Hey Google, talk to Micky Mouse Story Time” or “Hey Google, talk to Cars Adventure” and you’ll get interactive adventures to keep them entertained and educated at the same time. And since Mother’s Day is coming up in a couple of weeks, listen to two-minute interviews between mothers and their children by saying,”Hey Google, tell me a story about motherhood.”
These stories are perfect for when you need a less visual and more aural kind of entertainment. It will work with devices that support Google Assistant, like Google Home speakers and selected smartphones.