Google Home can now be used as an intercom with Broadcast feature

'Broadcast' feature to turn Google Home & Assistant into an intercom now rolling out

Starting Tuesday, people can broadcast their voice from Google Assistant on smartphones or voice-activated speakers like Google Home.

To inject some fun into these announcements (so you're not just giving orders all the live-long day), Assistant can also send "playful messages" for you.

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.

One of the cooler features announced at this year's October 4th event was a broadcast feature that turned Google Home into an intercom-like system.

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

Google has finally started rolling out a welcome feature to their Google Home speaker that will turn your $129 smart speaker into the equivalent of a $20 intercom.

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You can use Broadcast for all sorts of messages, but for common, everyday things, Google Assistant will play a charming message rather than your voice.

Just say "Ok Google, broadcast it's dinner time" and a dinner bell will ring on all Google Home devices.

Broadcasting is now rolling out to Google Assistant on phones and Google Home speakers set to English language in the US, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, with more languages coming soon, according to Google.

This useful feature is rolling today to the Assistant on phones and speakers set to the English language in the U.S., Australia, Canada and the U.K. More languages are coming soon.

Google's help centre has more information, here.

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