You can now join the Google Home Preview Program

You can now join the Google Home Preview Program

If you're a Google Voice or Project Fi user, you can choose to have the person on the other end see their phone number in Assistant settings inside the Home app. Users of those services will also be able to place worldwide calls. With the Google Home, you can call any number in the US or Canada for free.

At Google I/O this year, the search giant said that a new update would let users in the U.S. and Canada make hands-free outgoing calls for free and that it would also allow users to link their phone numbers to their Google Homes for caller ID purposes. However, Google warns that 911 emergency calls are not supported on Google Home. To hang up, you can tap on the top of the Home or say "Stop".

Voice calling for Google Home is rolling out to all speakers today. Google plans to roll out that option for everyone else by the end of the year. The feature was first announced at Google IO in May.

The features answer competitor Amazon's update to its Alexa Echo devices and Alexa app made in March that enabled phone calls. To check if you have the feature, ask your device to place a call.

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Also launching in Canada is multi-user support. All domestic calls are free, but you won't be able to make global calls or dial up "premium rate" numbers unless you have a Project Fi or Google Voice account.

This enables personalization features like providing the right calendar appointments coming up, the right commute to work ETA, and the right Spotify playlist. You can also ask Home to call local businesses using natural language like "call the nearest coffee shop". Some users report that rebooting their Google Home speaker brings the Preview Program into view.

If you're not seeing it, you might need to reboot your Google Home. For full information, go to Google's official blog. So we'll probably be sticking to our phones for now but we could see it becoming an awesome feature in the future.

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