Technology Google Assistant can now broadcast messages through your Google Home devices

16:09  14 november  2017
16:09  14 november  2017 Source:   The Verge

Pixel 2 bug prevents Google Assistant from working on Bluetooth headphones

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Last month, Google announced that users with Google Assistant would be able to broadcast messages via Google Home devices , and now that time is here. Google has begun rolling out an update that will allow you to use your Home devices as an intercom system within your apartment or

To that end, Google is now rolling out a Broadcast feature that quite literally lets you broadcast your voice through an Assistant -enabled All one needs to do is say "Ok Google , broadcast " followed by the message , which will then broadcast on Assistant -enabled devices like Google Home .

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Last month, Google announced that users with Google Assistant would be able to broadcast messages via Google Home devices, and now that time is here. Google has begun rolling out an update that will allow you to use your Home devices as an intercom system within your apartment or house (or office, if you hate your co-workers).

You can use Assistant on your smartphone to send messages to all Assistant-enabled speakers within your home, and with certain commands, like announcing it’s time for dinner, the Assistant will ring a dinner bell on every speaker. 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.

To activate the feature, just say “OK Google, broadcast” followed by your announcement, and every speaker tied to your account will broadcast your message. Google says the update is rolling out to the US, Australia, Canada, and the UK now.

The TicHome Mini smart speaker is a Google Assistant you can shower with .
The TicHome Mini is a welcome newcomer in the world of smart speakers. It brings some excellent features that currently aren’t available on other Google Home devices, such as IPX6 splash-resistance and a built-in battery. At first glance Mobvoi’s TicHome Mini looks like a baby Roomba, or slightly less like a hockey puck than an Echo Dot. It’s also slightly larger than the Echo Dot or Google Home Mini, at over 4 inches in diameter. And it comes with an attached strap, giving it a leg up in convenience — you can hang it on the wall or dangle it from a bicycle or backpack.

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