If you own a Google Assistant smart device, such as the Google Nest Hub, you know you can do a lot of cool things with it. One thing you can’t do, though, is to read web pages, which seem to be basic. Fortunately, the web pages that show up are finally coming to Google-supported devices in the future.
Google has not announced a specific timeline for feature development, other than “later in the summer.” It also used Google-based regularity when it said it would announce more news related to web pages showing “in the coming months.”
Smart Display Pages: What we know so far
We know a few things about this new feature, however. The least important thing is that smart display pages will need to be complied with by AMP. AMP is a simplified, fast-loading web framework for Google. Fortunately, many media outlets (including Android Authority) create AMP content, so there should be plenty of articles to read.
Unfortunately, however, this will mean that not every website will load on a good display.
Another detail revealed by Google is that smart show page views will be part of the New News feature. Google has not revealed any details about this, but if you consider that there is no way to read the news on a smart display, it makes sense that Google will need to develop a new feature and UI to make it work.
Today’s announcement coincides with some new features Google developers hope will inspire gamers, app developers, and other creators to make content optimized for display. If you’re interested, you can find out more about these new features on the Google blog.
In the meantime, stay tuned for the new smart show page feature to offer this summer!