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Google Assistant can now control your Chromecast from your phone

Google Assistant can now control your Chromecast from your phone

The former is set to get more deeply integrated into the latter's ecosystem instead of just existing as a standalone app. "You can now start a video call directly from where you call or text message your friends, through your Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps", Jan Jedrzejowicz Product Manager, Phone app said in a blog post. Later this year is will also allow users to tap a button to switch to a video call during a current voice call. The main caveat here is that both parties will have to have Duo installed in their smartphones.

"We want to make it even easier to start a video call from your Android device, so we're making video calling an integrated part of your phone". And it's now available through an update to Pixel launcher on Play Store.

Astros starting Keuchel in Game 1, Verlander in Game 2
So, this season marks the first trip to the ALCS for the Astros, and it is also the first trip for two local guys on the roster. That and the fact they scored 43 runs in piling up a 5-2 record versus the Yanks in the regular season.

Google is rolling out a new Duo integration for its own Pixel, Pixel 2, Android One, and Nexus phones to allow users to place a video call directly from the Android Phone, Contacts, and Messages apps. If both participants are on a carrier that supports ViLTE, the video extension of VoLTE, the call will be routed through the carrier's service.

Still, if you want to get your hands on the new Pixel Launcher, you can do so by following the link below. Do keep in mind that you'll need to tailor your commands for specific songs, shows, services, and most importantly devices. If not, Google Duo will connect your video call to anyone with the app. It's available via the Play Store and App Store.