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    The new Google Home speaker plays adverts.

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    papa_umau
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    The new Google Home speaker plays adverts.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 1:12 pm

    Google's Home smart speaker under fire for playing Beauty and the Beast promos.

    Google Home users reported hearing an ad for Beauty and the Beast.

    Used configuration 'My Day' and heard a promo following the daily information.

    Google said it was not intended to be an add, but is a feature of My Day
    Adds timely content in feature, but it is still experimenting with how to deliver.

    Home has come under fire after slipping a promo in for the movie 'Beauty and the Beast' while sharing information about several of its owners' days.

    Many Reddit and Twitter users have reported hearing an 'advertisement' for the opening day of the film after using the configuration 'My Day' when speaking to the virtual assistant.

    Get the full story from the Daily Mail HERE




    I have always been a bit suspicious of Google, even although I use it's search engine every day.

    When the new Google Home machine came out it promised that it would not be used for advertising.

    BUT.... here we go, an advert for the new Beauty and the Beast film IS being played on this machine without any customer requests.


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    Re: The new Google Home speaker plays adverts.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 19 Mar 2017, 11:49 am

    I don't think that many people will be surprised by that.

    If there is a way to snow us under with sneaky adverts people like this will always take that way. They cannot help themselves.

    The release of this news will do nothing for the sales of the Google Home machine.
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    Re: The new Google Home speaker plays adverts.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 11:49 am

    Yes my dear, if Google are seen to be liars about the Google Home machine not being used for advertising, then the fact that they ARE liars could kill off the launch of this new bit of kit.


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