Text-to-Speech News on Assistant feature

Google Assistant devices can now use text-to-speech technology to respond to topical news queries and read the beginning of articles from your publications. When you create a publication in the Publisher Center, it’s automatically opted into this feature.

The “Text-to-Speech News on Assistant” feature is currently only available for:

  • English language publications.
  • Google Assistant devices in the United States, Canada and India. 

We’re working to make this feature available in more languages.

Opt into this feature

  1. Open the Publisher Center.
  2. In the homepage, go to the publication you want for this feature, and click Edit.
  3. In the “General” tab, go to the “Distribution” section.
  4. Under “Google properties,” you can either:
    1. From the dropdown menu, select Allow all properties.
    2. Select Allow specific properties, and in the second dropdown, check Text-to-Speech News on Assistant.
  5. Click Save.

Opt out of  this feature

  1. Open the Publisher Center.
  2. In the homepage, go to the publication you want for this feature, and click Edit.
  3. In the “General” tab, go to the “Distribution” section.
  4. Under Google properties, select Allow specific properties, and in the second dropdown, uncheck Text-to-Speech News on Assistant.
  5. Click Save.
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