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.
The Google Assistant ride feature is first coming out in English, but will expand to more languages in the next few months.