Use Google Assistant to broadcast messages to all your Google Home devices

Google Home broadcast turns the Assistant into a PA

This works on both Google Home and Google Mini.

Starting today, you can broadcast your voice from your Assistant on your phone or voice-activated speaker, like Google Home. A lot of these were simply said to be "coming soon", but the new Broadcast feature that was announced is officially rolling out now.

With modern technologies, first world problems like shouting across the house that dinner is ready are becoming a thing of the past. Just say "Ok Google, broadcast it's dinnertime" and a dinner bell will ring on all your Google Homes, including the device you are broadcasting from.

Google has customized certain activities like waking up, dinner, and bedtime with a "playful message" and sound.

Starting Monday, November 13, you can broadcast your voice from Google Assistant on your phone or Google Home, turning your smart speakers into an intercom.

Meanwhile, devices should be updated to version 1.26.9393 and have Do Not Disturb off. Google does note that anyone, not just Voice Match users, can broadcast a message.

A new blog post entitled "Communicate around the house with the Google Assistant" has been published by Google Home Product Manager, Alex Duong, and Google Assistant Software Engineer, Nam Do.

However, it must be noted that the Google Assistant used in all the devices is linked to the same account. One can also let the concerned people know if they are on their way by speaking to the Google Assistant on their phones.

Your message will then broadcast to all Google Assistant-enabled devices signed into the same Google account.

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



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