Google is making sure that all of its popular services and platforms become more useful. Google’s AI Assistant is also one of the best AI voice assistants in the industry. And now, the California-based tech giant has improved its AI assistant so that the US users can now order food online using the Google Assistant. Other than that, Google Assistant now can also be used to open Google Maps or Google Search. For that, the users just need to put their voice inputs (speak aloud) to Google Assistant and it will display the search results, and open the Maps to order food online.
The Google Assistant also has gotten a new ‘order online’ button which can be used to order the food. Currently, it supports DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice and ChowNow but Google will also be adding Zuppler and other services in the coming weeks. To order food, the user doesn’t need any other accounts or apps as his Google account will be enough to order the food. The menus of the restaurants are shown on the smartphone or the device the user is ordering the food from. They can also see the complete costs and choose extra add-ons for their food. By doing this, Google has integrated the food services to Google Assistant so that everything will be available at one place. In addition to this, the users will be shown everything on the screen before him including the delivery charges and the total amount of the food. The user then can decide the way he wants to pay for the food and share his delivery address.
To order through the Search or Maps apps, the user can simply search for their choice of restaurants supported by Google Assistant. Then can ask Google Assistant and give them commands like “Hey Google, order food from (restaurant’s name)” and it takes you to the ordering and menu page. All the restaurants supported by Google Assistant will support Google Pay for making the payments. With this, the company has taken away the need to give out their credit card details to the restaurant or Google Assistant.
Currently, the food ordering services of Google Assistant is available in the US only. Google hasn’t revealed if this service will be made available in countries other than the US and if yes then when?