Google Home speakers can now handle three commands at once
13 June, 2018, 18:05 | Author: Rafael Roberts
It means that if you own a Google Homesmart speaker, you may soon find you're using the word "and" more than you ever have before. Now, Google Home devices are getting even smarter with improved support for multiple queries.
In November, Google Home gained the ability to multitask with added support for a feature called "multiple queries", which allows you to combine two requests into one voice command.
Since we're likely looking at a staged roll-out here, you may not yet be able to chain three commands together on your Google Home, but the feature should go live for everyone in the coming days.
Google has tweeted that Google Home can now understand up to three commands at a time but the feature is limited to US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Google made this announcement on its Made By Google Twitter page, and at the time of publication, it's rolling out to users across the United States. That lead to unnatural sentences like "turn on the lights in the living room and turn on the lights in the kitchen".
"Play music, and set volume to 4, and turn on the living room lights".
Now, users can say something more natural, such as "turn off the lights in the bedroom and living room". For example, you can not say, "Hey Google, turn on the lights in the living room and in the bedroom", since in the bedroom isn't a complete command. Others needed to update their Google Home firmware.
If you are already enrolled in the beta releases, you may have to restart your client to get the new chat features. Once your friends start playing games you will see their status and if they are in a party with other friends.
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