Google Assistant now broadcasts messages throughout your house on all speakers

'Broadcast' feature to turn Google Home & Assistant into an intercom now rolling out

Google is finally giving you a good reason to buy more than one Google Home speaker

Starting today, Google's dynamic duo tell us that "you can broadcast your voice from your Assistant on your phone or voice-activated speaker, like Google Home". Rather than yelling or texting them, you can broadcast your voice through Google Home.

One of the cooler features announced at this year's October 4th event was a broadcast feature that turned Google Home into an intercom-like system. Will you be using this feature?

Google says you can also use the feature to have Assistant broadcast to your speakers when you're not at home.

For example, you can say "Ok, Google, broadcast it's time for dinner" to get everyone's attention that it's time to eat without having to holler up and down flights of stairs - something every parent has likely had to do once or twice. Of course, you'll have to be signed into the same Google account in order for this cross-functionality to work. For example, saying "Ok Google, broadcast it's dinner time" will play a dinner bell sound on your Google Homes. So when you need to round up the family in the morning, just say "Ok Google, broadcast it's time for school!" and your message will broadcast to all Assistant enabled speakers in your home. 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.

What's new is "your Google Assistant is getting in on the game".

Do you have to say "broadcast"?

As it stands, broadcasting is available to Assistant on phones and speakers with English language settings in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Google's help centre has more information, here.

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