Google Assistant can now broadcast messages through your Google Home devices

Google Home broadcast turns the Assistant into a PA

One of the cooler features announced at this year's October 4th event was a broadcast feature that turned Google Home into an intercom-like system.

Starting today, you can broadcast your voice from your Assistant on your phone or voice-activated speaker, like Google Home. So the next time you need to get everyone out of the house and over to the grandparents' for dinner, simply say, "OK Google, broadcast it's time to leave", and that message will be broadcast to every Assistant-enabled speaker in your household.

For certain everyday things like waking up, dinnertime or settling down for bed, the Assistant can also send a playful message on your behalf.

Before you can start broadcasting voice messages, you need two or more Google Home devices (any combination of Google Home or Google Home Mini or Google Home Max). It'll even ring a dinner bell if you say "OK Google, broadcast it's dinner time". Rather than yelling or texting them, you can broadcast your voice through Google Home. Here's everything you need to know about how the feature works. To make sure all of this works seamlessly make sure that you're signed into all your devices with the same Google account.

Where is this feature available?

It's rolling out today to devices that are set to U.S., Australia, Canada and U.K. English, with further language support coming soon.

While that sounds a little weird, it'll definitely be a useful feature to many people.



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