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Google Assistant now helps with your shopping on Google Home (updated)

"Ok Google, order toilet paper."
Billy Steele
February 16, 2017
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Amazon's Echo and its Alexa virtual assistant had a big head start before Google debuted Home, but the company has regularly announced new features to try and make up ground. Today, Google revealed a big addition and will it close to home for Amazon: shopping. You can now use Google Assistant on the company's connected smart speaker to order goods from its Express shopping service.

This means that you can order food, medicine, pet supplies and more from stores like Whole Foods, Costco, Walgreens, PetSmart and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Currently, Google Express shopping offers access to over 50 retailers for same-day delivery in every state in the US except for Alaska and Hawaii.

Unless you have a $95 annual membership, there's usually a minimum order amount and a delivery fee associated with Express. However, when you have Google Home lend a hand between now and April 30th, you won't have to worry about paying any membership or service fees. All you have to do to get started is input your payment info and shipping address in the Settings menu of the Google Home app.

Update: This post has been updated to clarify where Google Express is available.

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