Google Home Speakers Now Act as Intercoms in Canada and Beyond

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As you leave work, you can say to Assistant on your smartphone, "OK Google, broadcast I'm on my way home", and that message will be played across Google Home speakers.

Google has updated its Assistant service with the ability to broadcast voice messages from users to connected Home speakers connected to their accounts.

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.

This means a user who is not at home can send reminders to people with the help of Google Assistant which in turn is broadcast via the Home. Here's everything you need to know about how the feature works.

A new Google Assistant broadcast update has arrived on the Google Home, which makes the goal of a home device as it should be. This may prove to be a bit hard if it's a smartphone, but at least with Google Home speakers, you can guarantee that.

Finally, to broadcast between Google Home devices you need to ensure "Do Not Disturb" mode is disabled.

Do you have to say "broadcast"?

Calling the kids down for breakfast or even waking them up in the morning can actually be an unpleasant task, especially if you have to constantly shout out at everyone to wake up and eat their breakfast before they're late for school.

So, you "just say "Ok Google, broadcast it's dinner time" and a dinner bell will ring on all your Google Homes". The iPhone X, Apple's most recent flagship, includes Face ID, a feature that is expected to be incorporated into all of the company's 2018 iPhones.

It is now rolling out as an update to US, Australia, Canada, and the UK.

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