Google Assistant now broadcasts messages throughout your house on all speakers

Google Assistant now broadcasts messages throughout your house on all speakers

Google has updated its Google Home speaker lineup so that you can easily send a message to everyone in your home or office.

Google has customized certain activities like waking up, dinner, and bedtime with a "playful message" and sound. Rather than yelling or texting them, you can broadcast your voice through 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.

You can use Broadcast for all sorts of messages, but for common, everyday things, Google Assistant will play a charming message rather than your voice. 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". Will you be using this feature? For example, if you say, "OK Google, broadcast it's dinner time", a dinner bell will begin to chime across all your Google Home devices.

A help article notes that all Google Home devices must be signed onto the same Wi-Fi network and Google account. 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.

You might have had a home intercom system if you grew up between the 70s and 80s, and that's exactly the kind of functionality Broadcast offers. This way, you don't have to bang on the ceiling, shout, or walk upstairs.

Where is this feature available?

The new feature starts rolling out today if you use English in the US, Australia, Canada, and the UK.

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