You can now broadcast messages from your phone to Google Home

Cesar Mills
November 15, 2017

Broadcast is now rolling out to Assistant-enabled devices in English language in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK.

Much like its competitor Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant will now let you broadcast your voice around your home.

For it to work, you just have to tell Assistant on any supported smart speaker such as the Google Home and Google Home Mini or phone such as the Pixel and Pixel 2 to broadcast a message.

Beginning on Tuesday, people will be able to broadcast their voice through Google Assistant on their smartphones or voice-activated Google Assistant-enabled speakers such as Google Home.

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Using the steps above, you can broadcast a custom message, either when you are in the house to other rooms or from your smartphone when you are on your way home. From today these thermostats will go little more capable by moving with the support of Google Assistant. After one month following the revelation, the feature is finally showing up for all the Google Home users. Say, for example, you're leaving office for home and want to notify your spouse.

Things such as dinner time, waking up, or going to bed can all be addressed via these new speakers.

In order to activate the feature, a user can say "OK Google, broadcast" followed by the desired announcement. Rather than yelling or texting them, you can broadcast your voice through Google Home. It's joining a bunch of other IoT platforms, such as Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, and IFTTT, so you have quite a few smart assistant options if you own one of these thermostats. The update is rolling out to users in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom with Homes set to English.

All the Google Home devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network and be running firmware version 1.26.93937 or higher.

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