Meet the Relay Assistant, your new push-to-talk voice assistant
In addition to our new SOS and missed messages features, you may have noticed that your Relay device has learned a couple other new tricks this week—let us introduce you to Relay Assistant.
Now you can give your Relay verbal commands with the press of a button. It’s super easy to use and makes navigating between features a breeze.
With the Relay Assistant, instead of pressing the power button to cycle through your channels, you have the option to use a simple voice command—we think it’s a real time saver!
How does it work?
Just press and hold the volume button, say your command, then release. That’s it!
Navigate to chats
Say the name of the chat you wish to speak to, like Everyone, Mom, or Friends to switch directly to that chat. Just remember to use the chat name that’s used in the Relay app—if you say “Joey and Kate” when your chat is named “Friends,” your Relay might get confused.
Navigate to channels
You can also say the name of a channel that you wish to switch to, like Music, Translate, or Daily Joke. As long as the channel is enabled on your Relay through the app, a voice command will take you there quick.
What else can it do?
The voice assistant is a growing feature, so it will be able to do more over time! Here’s what it can do now.
Check the weather
Now your kids can dress for the weather all by themselves. Just press and hold the volume button and say “Weather.” You’ll hear a “ding” sound and your Relay will tell you the current temperature and the day’s forecast for your location.
Pro Tip: Be sure to enable location so the weather function will work (that way Relay can tell you the right weather!)
Check Relay’s battery level
Ever wonder if there was a simple way for your kids to check the battery level on their Relay device? Now there is! Just press and hold the volume button and say “Battery” to hear the current battery percentage of your Relay device.
Check the local time
Now you can send your kids out to play and tell them to be back at a specific time because the time is now available on their Relay device. Just press and hold the volume button and say “Time” to hear the local time for your location.