Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

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Rosalie Gross | 21 April, 2017, 03:53

If you own a Google Home, is this one feature you've been anticipating?

That means two different people in the same household can each log into a Google Home device and set it up with their calendars and other preferences. The two are now embroiled in a battle for control of the smart home market, although Apple is rumored to be working on its own competitorAmazon Echo vs. Google Home vs. Apple's Competitor Amazon Echo vs. Google Home vs. Apple's Competitor In this article, you'll learn the differences between the Amazon Echo and Google Home.

Unfortunately, this feature rollout, while useful, still doesn't fix one of Google Home's biggest flaw: being limited to only one calendar, the main calendar associated with your Google profile.

With this feature Google Home will differentiate users on its voice and than it will show that person's schedule and more.

To set it up, you'll need the newest version of the official Google Home app. The setup process has you say the "OK Google" and "Hey Google" hotwords twice each.

Google Home is a challenger to Amazon ("amzn") Echo, a connected speaker that does much of the same thing.

From here, under the Devices list, they'll have an option to "Link your account" and teach Google Assistant to understand their dulcet tones.

Google's networks will then analyze your voice to determine its specific characteristics and save them for your account.

Those of you with a husband or kids or a roommate will appreciate Google Home's latest update. Right now, Google Home is mostly a passive device that waits for your commands. Google Assistant will then rattle off the local weather, upcoming appointments and connect you to preferred news sources. With Google Home, often being a shared device, it can be tricky to balance privacy and personalization. Only one person's Google account could be logged in at a time. Google Home will still listen to unregistered voices when asked for things like facts and games. Google said it also plans to bring this feature to the United Kingdom in "the coming months".

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