Listen To Google Speakable Markup In Action Over Here

Aug 7, 2018 - 7:45 am 6 by

Google Home Mini

A couple weeks ago we reported that Google launched a beta of speakable markup for news publishers and I vowed to add it here and test it out. Well, it is done and I was able to capture it working on video. In short, Speakable markup publishers, at this point, to add content that Google can read out loud via Google Home or Google Assistant, to those requesting the news.

I was able to trigger it by asking my Google Home "Okay Google, what's the news on the Google local update?" And it returned this story. Here is the markup that it shows using the Google Structured Data Tool:

Google Speakable Markup

Here is a video of it in action:

It also triggers my iOS app to push this notification to the Google App:

Google Assistant App Responses

But when I click on it, the Google app bugs out and says "oops" - this is clearly a beta:

Google Assistant Ios Speakable Oops

In any event, to do this yourself, follow the steps here and don't forget to fill out the form to be included. I was approved July 30th and it took a few days for me to trigger it. I tried many times but you never know what query will trigger it. Again, Google can only surface one answer here, so you will be competing against all the other news sites that add this markup.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Here is another version triggered by saying "Okay Google, tell me the news about the Google algorithm update." Notice how it shared not just one story from here but two.


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