Tech & Science Google Assistant can now broadcast messages through your Google Home devices

13:51  14 november  2017
13:51  14 november  2017 Source:   The Verge

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Last month, Google announced that users with Google Assistant would be able to broadcast messages via Google Home devices , and now that time is here. Google has begun rolling out an update that will allow you to use your Home devices as an intercom system within your apartment or

To that end, Google is now rolling out a Broadcast feature that quite literally lets you broadcast your voice through an Assistant -enabled All one needs to do is say "Ok Google , broadcast " followed by the message , which will then broadcast on Assistant -enabled devices like Google Home .

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Last month, Google announced that users with Google Assistant would be able to broadcast messages via Google Home devices, and now that time is here. Google has begun rolling out an update that will allow you to use your Home devices as an intercom system within your apartment or house (or office, if you hate your co-workers).

You can use Assistant on your smartphone to send messages to all Assistant-enabled speakers within your home, and with certain commands, like announcing it’s time for dinner, the Assistant will ring a dinner bell on every speaker. You don’t even have to be home to broadcast; the feature will work from anywhere with a cell connection, which is a nice touch.

To activate the feature, just say “OK Google, broadcast” followed by your announcement, and every speaker tied to your account will broadcast your message. Google says the update is rolling out to the US, Australia, Canada, and the UK now.

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