Google is updating its Home smart speaker with the ability to broadcast messages across all of your Home speakers via the Assistant. Now, when you say “Okay Google, broadcast” followed by your message, your voice will be heard all around your home. Google says messages like “it’s time for dinner” or “it’s time to leave for school” are some of the most useful.

Starting today, you can broadcast your voice from your Assistant on your phone or voice-activated speaker, like Google Home. 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.

The feature also works with just the Assistant on your phone. So, if you simply speak into your phone what you’d like to say, your message will still be broadcast across your Google Home speakers as long as you have an internet connection.

And if you’re just leaving the office, you can let your family know you’re coming with a simple “Ok Google, broadcast I’m on my way home!” to the Assistant on your phone, and it will broadcast to your Google Homes.

The feature is rolling out to all users now in the US, the UK, Australia, and Canada.


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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