Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has announced that its Hit Network and Triple M news and sports briefings are now available on the Google Assistant suite of connected speaker products, including the Google Home.
Using a simple voice command, listeners can now hear news and sport briefings from Triple M, and news and entertainment from the Hit Network, on demand.
Each briefing is updated several times a day and is spoken by SCA journalists, as opposed to written text converted to speech by Google.
SCA has secured a commercial partner for their news briefings on the Google Home, making them the first Australian media company to commercialise content specifically on a voice platform.
Guy Dobson, chief creative officer at SCA, said: “With Amazon and Apple soon to join Google in the voice assistant market in Australia, it’s important we make sure Hit Network and Triple M content is easily accessible to this growing market.