Google Assistant can check live scores, match results, upcoming fixtures, and ladders for their favourite footy codes, including AFL, NRL, and Australian Rugby.

Whether you’re a Geelong Cats tragic, a Rabbitohs die-hard or a Reds fanatic – or even a newcomer to the game – here’s how you can follow all things footy:

Stay ahead of the game

Get the key details you need for your pre-game planning in Google Search. You’ll be able to see the fixtures and game times in a nice, neat panel at the top of the Search Results Page on mobile or desktop.

You can also keep you up to date through your Google Home device, or while you’re out and about on your mobile. Just ask your Google Assistant “Ok Google, when are the Brisbane Lions playing next?”

Check live scores, as they happen

You can stay in the game with up-to-the-minute scores for your team. Live scores are available in a snapshot at the top of Google Search Results. With a voice command, you can also ask your Google Assistant to check the ladder to see if your team is safe.

Google AssistantGet the scoop on sport news

Stay up to date with news bulletins from ABC Sport, Fox Rugby and AFL News, thanks to Telstra. You can follow the news of all 18 AFL clubs by asking “Hey Google, play the Sydney Swans news” or “Play the West Coast Eagles news.” These news briefings are updated once a day during the off-season, and twice a day in the regular season.

Get your Google Assistant cheering, joking and learning

Google Assistant is always learning, so it will understand your preferred team nicknames and the sports you care about over time.  You can also ask your Assistant to tell you an AFL joke, or make season predictions by asking “Ok Google, who’s going to win the flag?”

And after the siren sounds on full time, say “Talk like a footballer” to get a classic post-match commentary full of the footy clichés.

Whether you are celebrating a win or lamenting a loss, we hope these updates offer some useful and fun ways help you keep up to date and get your game on!

Q. OK Google, whats next?
A. Howzat, out for a duck.

Google AssistantGadgetGuy has an overview on smart speakers here. here.