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

16:09  14 november  2017
16:09  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

Set up your Google Home device Explore what you can do with Google Home Control Google Home Requirements and specifications. Send a message to everyone in your home by broadcasting messages on all of your Google Home devices .

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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.

Apple pushes back release of HomePod speaker to 2018 .
Apple said Friday it was delaying until early next year the release of its HomePod speaker set to compete with Amazon's Alexa-powered devices and Google Home as a smart home and music hub. The delay means Apple will miss the key holiday shopping season in the fast-growing segment of connected speakers."We can't wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple's breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it's ready for our customers," Apple said in an emailed statement."We'll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018.

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