We're adding the ability for up to six people to connect their account to one Google Home. With this new feature, he said, it's worth keeping in mind that Google will have even more specific information about you, which could be used in ways that consumers may not realize - particularly if it's combined with other information tied to your Google account. This upgrade means multiple users in the U.S. can train their Home hubs to recognize different voices of up to six people.
It's a US-only feature for now, with United Kingdom users, who only just officially started to be able to buy Google Home, having to wait for the function at some stage down the track, or use English (US).
Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is teaching its Google Home voice-activated speaker some new tricks. Once you see Google Home, just click on "link your account", and you're ready to start training it.
Your Google Home speaker now supports up to six different users at any one time.
To try out this feature, be sure you have the latest version of the Google Home app. Echo and Alexa lets multiple account holders integrate their music and Amazon shopping accounts, for example. We'll also take a look at what features an Apple speaker may include. "We're just getting started and we won't be ideal", the statement said.
If you've already set up your Google Home, you can skip to the next section.
We ask you to say the phrases "Ok Google" and "Hey Google" two times each. The feature doesn't work on smartphones that incorporate the Google Assistant either, though phones of course are more personal anyway.
A personalized experience that combines unique voice signature with multi-user support would also directly attribute questions and answers within the My Activity area of the app, which shares the recorded audio clip and transcript of every question or exchange a user has with Google Assistant.
Currently, Google Home and the Echo can't distinguish between individual voices. By analyzing each phrase by a neural network, Google can pick out the defining characteristics of each user's voice. As before, if you ask the $130 Google Home to tell you about your day, it will give you info on your commute and tell you about events on your calendar.