Eligibility and availability

Your content can be available for multiple languages and countries, but it must meet certain criteria first. This page should provide the details you need to determine your eligibility, and identify your news content's language and country availablility.

Eligibility

In order for your news site to be considered for onboarding, it must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Your news site must be a valid Google News site. If it isn't, submit your news site in Google News Publisher Center or set up a valid edition in Google News Producer.
  • Your audio and video news content must provide timely news updates that belong in one of the following news categories:
    • General
    • Art and Lifestyle
    • Business
    • Entertainment
    • Health
    • National
    • Politics
    • Science
    • Sports
    • Technology
    • World

Availability

Audio news briefings on Google Assistant are available to users in the following languages and countries, on all Assistant-enabled devices:

  • Danish in the following countries: DK
  • Dutch in the following countries: NL
  • English in the following countries: AU, CA, GB, IE, IN, PH, SG, US
  • French in the following countries: CA, FR
  • German in the following countries: AT, DE
  • Hindi in the following countries: IN
  • Indonesian in the following countries: ID
  • Italian in the following countries: IT
  • Japanese in the following countries: JP
  • Korean in the following countries: KO
  • Portuguese in the following countries: BR
  • Norwegian in the following countries: NO
  • Spanish in the following countries: AR, CO, CL, ES, MX, PE, US
  • Swedish in the following countries: SE

Video news briefings on Google Assistant are available for users in the following languages and countries, on Assistant-enabled smart display devices.

  • English in the following countries: AU, CA, GB, US
  • French in the following countries: CA, FR
  • German in the following countries: DE
  • Japanese in the following countries: JP

If you publish content for any of these supported languages and countries, you can submit your news content for onboarding in Google Assistant. If your content targets users in multiple countries that speak the same language, you can make your content available to all applicable countries by specifying those countries when submitting your news content for onboarding.

If your content uses a language that isn't listed, or targets users in a country that isn't listed, you can still submit your news content for onboarding in Google Assistant, but your content won't be eligible for immediate onboarding. We can keep you updated when new languages and countries are supported.