Google Home's assistant can now recognise different voices

Toby Manning
April 21, 2017

Whenever someone uses one of those phrases in the future to ask the Google Assistant a question, the Home device being addressed will check to see if that person is one of its recognized conversation partners. Only one speaker can connect to your Google account, check your calendar and allow you to add new events. With this new feature, he said, it's worth keeping in mind that Google will have even more specific information about you, which could be used in ways that consumers may not realize - particularly if it's combined with other information tied to your Google account.

After this it's just a matter of teaching your Google Home to recognize your voice.

The ability to distinguish voices may help Home siphon sales from Amazon.com's Echo, a competing product that features its own voice-activated assistant, Alexa. Anyone in range of the Google Home will still be able to use its non-personalized features.

Google Home now supports Multi users now.

There are many benefits to such hands-free control; you don't have to get out of bed to turn the light off, for example, nor do you have to walk across the room if you're busy doing something else. First, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Home app.

From there, the device will ask you to say the phrases "Ok Google" and "Hey Google" two times each.

The assistants in our living rooms are supposed to be as personal as they are on our phones, but it's never really felt that way.

From here, under the Devices list, they'll have an option to "Link your account" and teach Google Assistant to understand their dulcet tones.

Google Home: Where is multiuser support available?

Google has announced that its Home speaker hub, powered by the company's digital Assistant, now supports multiple users.

The feature is rolling out to Google Home users in the United States today, while users in the United Kingdom will receive an update in the coming months.

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