Monday, 20 November, 2017

Google Home learns a new trick, can now broadcast messages

'Broadcast' feature to turn Google Home & Assistant into an intercom now rolling out Google is finally giving you a good reason to buy more than one Google Home speaker
Frank Williams | 14 November, 2017, 07:25

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.

The new Broadcasts are available and rolling out on assistant phones and speakers from today, however it may take longer for these services to arrive, because of Google's slower time-frames.

You're always telling everyone else in your family not to shout, so of course you feel like something of a hypocrite every time you have to yell to someone in the next room that dinner is ready, or that you all need to be out the door in two minutes. For example, if you say, "OK Google, broadcast it's dinner time", a dinner bell will begin to chime across all your Google Home devices.

The latest update to the Google Assistant will allow users to relay messages from a smartphone to numerous Google Home speakers.

Google has customized certain activities like waking up, dinner, and bedtime with a "playful message" and sound.

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"Now you don't have to wear out your voice shouting up the stairs".

And if you're just leaving the office, you can let your family know you're coming with a simple "Ok Google, broadcast I'm on my way home!" to the Assistant on your phone, and it will broadcast to your Google Homes.

However, it must be noted that the Google Assistant used in all the devices is linked to the same account. To ensure that broadcasting works across all your devices, make sure you're signed in with the same Google Account. The iPhone X, Apple's most recent flagship, includes Face ID, a feature that is expected to be incorporated into all of the company's 2018 iPhones.

It is now rolling out as an update to US, Australia, Canada, and the UK.

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