Google today unveiled a new tool called My Storytime that allows parents to read stories to their children even if they are not around. Along with this feature, the new My Storytime website allows parents to upload recordings of their own stories. Google Smart speakers can play these recordings before children go to bed or in other scenes, allowing distant parents to keep in touch with their children in a unique way.
In short, My Storytime allows anyone to upload pre-recorded story audio and is accessible through Google Assistant. To upload it to my Storytime website, ask users to log in with a Google account and bundle google Nest smart speakers with the same account, and then access them via Assistant.
After the audio is uploaded, the child can say to Google Assistant, “Hey Google, Talk to My Storytime.” This will play the audio story that has already been uploaded. This feature was created so that distant parents, such as military personnel deployed abroad or working night shifts, can still tell stories before their children go to bed.
If a parent uploads multiple stories, they ask their child, “Whats story can we read?” (Which story?) )。 The uploaded audio must be in MP3 format, which is the regular audio format for saving the recording. For most people, recording on a smartphone using apps like Voice Recorder is easy.
These uploaded stories are only accessible to the current Google account, and users can also choose to permanently delete them, which will cause audio files to be deleted from the database. Similarly, you can download an audio file at any time, assuming that the user has not deleted the audio file. Please note that if the feature is used with a Google account registered with a child under the age of 13, the feature will not be available. This is due to privacy protections for children; instead, users need to share audio with adults who manage their children’s accounts.