Google Home now comes with a new feature that can recognize up to six voices, and also order food from your favorite sadswich shop without ever mentioning the name.
If you own a Google Home, or plan on buying the technology soon, your life has just become that much easier. Indeed, today Google announced that all Google Home devices have been updated to make hands-free calls (for free) with their Google Assistant. Previous Google Home devices could never make calls for its users. Now, not only can it make a call for you, but it can tell exactly which member in the household is commanding it to do so. If, for example, you are living with roommates (Google Assistant can recognize up to six different voices), the device will be able to detect who is asking Google Assistant to call their own dad.
But it’s not just for calling your parents. If you’re in the kitchen or backyard cooking, and you want to call your friend or significant other to pick up a few more ingredients on their way home, no need to wash your hands. Just ask Google Home to give them a ring, and once they answer the phone, you can easily give them the marching orders.
The technology is so sharp that you can even ask Google Home to call the sandwich shop on Broad Street without mentioning the name, and it will know exactly which one you are talking about based on your ordering habits.
If you already have Google Home and want to upgrade the newest feature, it’s simple: Just wait a few weeks as the technology rolls out. Soon, your device will enable you to enjoy hands-free calling as well.
Architectural Digest | August 2017