Google Just Added This Important Feature to Its Amazon Echo-Rival

Google Just Added This Important Feature to Its Amazon Echo-Rival

To get the device to recognize your voice, you just say, "Ok Google" and "Hey Google" two times each.

That functionality will extend to personalised playlists, commute time, news briefings and other preferences established within the Google Home app.

When your account is connected to Google Home, you will be asked to say the phrases "Ok Google" and "Hey Google" twice each.

"Those phrases are then analyzed by a neural network, which can detect certain characteristics of a person's voice", Google's Yury Pinsky explained today.

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Additional users will need to download the Google Home app and go through the same setup process. Anyone in range of the Google Home will still be able to use its non-personalized features. With that said, we're just getting started and we won't be ideal.

This is the latest of many integrations we've seen between connected Internet of Things devices and personal assistants. Although Orchowski has publically stated that multidevice scene controls on the Google Home can not be used to the same level of Siri and Alexa just yet. You should find a notification there that also says Multi-user is now available. And that person Google Home recognized was probably the one who has his/her account set up on the device, and not you. Click on one of the additional accounts or tap on the drop-down menu and select Manage accounts to add a new one. Google Home will recognize each user's voice, and deliver customized results accordingly. There you can remove your account, but you cannot remove other accounts.

Despite the technological advance, Google's voice-distinction feature won't prevent unauthorized users from activating the assistant.

After this it's just a matter of teaching your Google Home to recognize your voice. For Home owners in the United Kingdom, the update will roll out "in the coming months".

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