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

17:37  14 november  2017
17:37  14 november  2017 Source:   theverge.com

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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

You can now broadcast messages from Google Assistant to your Google Home devices . Rather than yelling or texting them, you can broadcast your voice through 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.

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Point your camera at the world and get answers.The feature isn't widely available yet -- it may take some time before you see it. There's also no word on availability for other devices. It's safe to say this will make Lens more convenient, though, regardless of what you're using. Before, you had to snap a shot and then switch to Photos to make sense of it. Assistant skips that step -- you can capture an image and decipher it in one go.

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