Following partnerships with Apple and Amazon, Lutron has rolled out integration with Google Assistant with its Caseta wireless line of smart wall switches, plug-in switches and accessories in the U.S., with the United Kingdom and Europe expected to follow in the near future. Till recently, a user could connect a sole account on Google Home, and access information only about that particular person's calendar.
Your Google Home speaker now supports up to six different users at any one time.
To set it up, update the Google Home app on your smartphone (iOS or Android), then look for a card that says "multi-user is available" - if you don't see it, click the top right icon to see your connected devices, as shown in the GIF above.
Luton's Caseta products coming on board means that Google Home can control anything hooked to them, including things like thermostats, household sound system, and lights. Each user can then customize their Google Home experience to suit them.
You can also get to the voice recognition setup by going to Devices Settings More Shared Devices. Its smart speaker is rapidly catching up to Amazon's popular Echo range of devices, and multi-user support bumps its speed up a notch in the race.
That said, Google stresses that it's just getting started with the technology, meaning users are bound to encounter snags from time to time. For certain features, like personalised music and commute, you will also need to set up your preferences within the app, Pinsky noted. The company has gradually added more supported services since launch, and now Assistant works with Lowes Iris, Lutron Caseta, and Osram Lightify. To use this feature you should be on latest version of Google Home App. Therefore, with today's update the Google Home can belong to six people. The comparison, according to Yuri, "takes place only on your device, in a matter of milliseconds".