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Google is making it easier than ever to get cricket updates via Google Assistant

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Google Home with blue lighting behind it (Image credit: Harish Jonnalagadda/Android Central)

The IPL season is in full swing in India, and Google is introducing new capabilities to Google Assistant to make it easier for fans to follow all the action. You'll be able to get a summary of the day's matches by asking Assistant on your phone or Google Home to "Play news from ESPNcricinfo."

You'll get updates not only on IPL matches but also all the cricketing action taking place globally. Here's a quick list of queries you can ask Assistant on your Google Home:

  • OK Google, match summary for today's Match between Delhi and Chennai.
  • OK Google, what was the score in today's match between Bangalore and Mumbai?
  • What are the IPL matches today?
  • Ok Google, tell me the current IPL points table?
  • OK Google, when is Kolkata's next match?
  • Ok Google, what does the Mumbai Indians' squad look like?

Google has also teamed up with ESPNcricinfo over a Smart Update feature that provides a 3 - 5 minute video review of all the action from IPL, as well as a preview of the next day's games. Finally, you'll be able to add cricket updates as part of your daily routines to automatically get updates of upcoming matches and events.

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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor covering Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone manufacturers, and writes about the semiconductor industry, storage servers, and audio products. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

1 Comment
  • Whether you want them or not, most likely. I've clicked "i honestly don't give a damn" more times than I can count on football nonsense and it still gets served.