Google Stadia devices

YouTube Premium Members Can Get Stadia Pro Free For 3 Months

Google has been promoting the YouTube Premium service as an alternative to the free version of YouTube, which is plagued by frequent advertisements and the inability to play songs in the background. Google Stadia Pro is another upcoming cloud service from Google that allows people to play resource-intensive video games from any device, even if…

An Android smartphone.

Android Apps May Be Forced To Use The Official Share Menu

Android apps have been launching custom share menus. However, recently they haven’t been able to (but they can launch ShareSheet, the official share menu) and this was reported as a bug by Sharedr. Google says it isn’t a bug and that apps aren’t supposed to alter share menus because it’s technically infeasible and causes an…

COVI speech-enabled lamp

Google Assistant No Longer Requires ‘Ok Google’ To Issue Commands

The Google Home Assistant no longer requires you to say ‘Hey Google’ or ‘Ok Google’ to continue conversations with it. This makes it easier to use, but what are the implications? Many devices have a number of quirks and requirements that most people aren’t aware of, so it would help to explain what the ‘Hey…