Soon, you may be able to broadcast messages to speakers in specific rooms using Google Assistant
Internet search giant Google is reportedly testing a feature that will allow Google Home users to broadcast messages to specific rooms.
According to a report by 9to5Google, currently, the broadcasting feature sends any message that needs to be broadcast to all Google Home devices, however in ab A/B test, there will be the option to add a specific room to the command where users want to broadcast their messages.
For instance, if a user wants to announce that the food is ready in the living room they will simply be able to say, “Hey Google, broadcast a message to the living room, the food is ready,” says the report.
Readers must note that this feature will work if the same account is added to different Google Assistant devices.
Earlier this month, Google rolled out Voice Match feature and default features to all Google Assistant-compatible devices. “As part of that continued effort to support an open ecosystem and bring Google Assistant features to everyone globally, we’re rolling out some important updates this week to your devices”, the company said in a blog post.
Using the Voice Match feature, users will be able to teach Google Assistant to recognise their voice so they can receive personalised results, including calendar reminders or traffic to work, even if you share the device with other people in the household. They will be able to link up to six people’s voices with Voice Match to a single speaker or Smart Display allowing the entire family to get personalised help from Google.
Apart from this, Google is also expanding the hot word sensitivity, which basically means that users will be able to adjust the responsiveness of the Google Assistant hot word “Hey Google” on their smart speakers and Smart Displays.