Google Assistant now broadcasts messages throughout your house on all speakers

Google Assistant now broadcasts messages throughout your house on all speakers

Of course, this only works if you have a few devices strewn around your home. And you don't have to be at home, either - you can tell the family you're on your way without having to make a phone call or send a text message.

Starting today, you can broadcast your voice from your Assistant on your phone or voice-activated speaker, like Google Home. Will you be using this feature? There are special effects for some things - if you say "Ok Google, broadcast it's dinner time" a dinner bell will ring on all your Google Homes.

To activate the feature, just say "OK Google, broadcast" followed by your announcement, and every speaker tied to your account will broadcast your message. For instance, "Ok Google, broadcast it's dinner time" will play a virtual dinner bell through your network of speakers, including the one used to send that message.

Good news for those with a Google Home device and a big house: you can now use the smart speaker as an intercom. This way, you don't have to bang on the ceiling, shout, or walk upstairs.

Where is this feature available?

This new broadcasting feature is rolling out today on Assistant on phones and speakers set to English in Canada, along with the U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom, with support for more languages "coming soon".

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

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