Broadcast your voice to Google speakers around your house with Google Assistant

14 November, 2017, 07:24 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
  • You can now broadcast messages from Google Assistant to your Google Home devices

When Google Inc. introduced its Mini and Max Home speakers last month, it also introduced new Google Assistant features that would roll out over the next few months. So even though Google Assistant can't exactly make you omniscient, it's doing what it can to make your omnipresent.

Users with Google Assistant can now send broadcasts, a message to people who have the Assistant in their Google Home through the Google Assistant on their phones.

It's basically pushed a Google Assistant upgrade that lets you broadcast your voice to every Google Home speaker or Google Assistant-enabled device - using either another speaker or your smartphone.

From dinner bells to shouting, attempting to gather the family from around the house is nothing new.

Users do not always have to use the word "broadcast" to invoke the feature, with other options including shout, tell, and announced.

You can use Broadcast for all sorts of messages, but for common, everyday things, Google Assistant will play a charming message rather than your voice.

A new blog post entitled "Communicate around the house with the Google Assistant" has been published by Google Home Product Manager, Alex Duong, and Google Assistant Software Engineer, Nam Do.

A new Google Assistant broadcast update has arrived on the Google Home, which makes the goal of a home device as it should be. Of course, you'll have to be signed into the same Google account in order for this cross-functionality to work.

This new broadcasting feature is rolling out today on Assistant on phones and speakers set to English in Canada, along with the U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom, with support for more languages "coming soon".

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