Google Assistant Now Broadcasts

Gwen Vasquez
November 15, 2017

From all-display phones to Pixel Buds and the Google Assistant built into more and more devices, it's hard not to find something to purchase that will likely blow your mind and instantly make your life easier. Now you can strategically place Google Home speakers around or wait for their smartphones to be updated with Google Assistant so they can hear your broadcast message.

Earlier this month, Google rolled out an update for Assistant that now allows it to identify songs playing around you.

Finally, to broadcast between Google Home devices you need to ensure "Do Not Disturb" mode is disabled. One can also let the concerned people know if they are on their way by speaking to the Google Assistant on their phones. Today ecobee revealed that Google Assistant is rolling out to its current product portfolio, which means that support is launching on a grand total of three thermostats.

In order to activate the feature, a user can say "OK Google, broadcast" followed by the desired announcement.

You can adjust your room thermostat on the go just by giving voice command like "Ok Google, Make my room warmer".

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The search giant announced the feature in a blog post, explaining that users will be able to broadcast everyday messages like waking up, calling for dinnertime, and other announcements to notify family or friends with the help of Assistant.

The message that you broadcast will play on all Google Home devices that are signed into the same Google Account. So, if you need to round up the family or your co-workers in the morning, all you have to do is say "OK Google, broadcast it's time for school" or "OK Google, broadcast it's time for a meeting".

See Google's help center for more examples on how to use this feature.

Currently, the broadcast feature is only available in English and is expected to come in more languages soon.

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