How to broadcast voice messages to your Google Home speakers

You can now broadcast messages from Google Assistant to your Google Home devices

You don't have to be near a Google Home speaker for this feature to work, either. David Ho, president of Inventec Corp., the manufacturer of Apple's smart home speaker, spoke over the weekend about future smart home speakers incorporating facial and image recognition, though he didn't specifically mention the next HomePod.

Google even built in a couple of fun (but useful) features to this effect.

If you want to broadcast from your phone to Google home, you need to open up Google Assistant on your phone and say "Broadcast I'm on the way home".

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"Now you don't have to wear out your voice shouting up the stairs".

Google is pushing out a new update to the Google Home app. With ecobee's pioneering room sensor technology, built-in Amazon Alexa voice service, far-field voice recognition, and a wide array of smart home integrations, ecobee combines smart home technology and voice to help customers manage their home's comfort, energy and busy lives. Now you can broadcast a message to your family throughout your house filled with Home devices. Make sure the box is not ticked. From all-display phones to Pixel Buds and the Google Assistant built into more and more devices, it's hard not to find something to purchase that will likely blow your mind and instantly make your life easier. The support is limited to English language as of now. And now, your Google Assistant is getting in on the game.

You will need to be running Google Home device firmware version 1.26.93937 or higher and have "Do Not Disturb" mode disabled.

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One can use this feature on any of its AI-powered devices, be it a home appliance or a smartphone. Subsequently, every speaker synced to the user's account will broadcast the message. With the help of this update, one can use the Google Home devices as an intercom system.

To activate the feature, a user can say "OK Google, broadcast" followed by the desired announcement. Now the time has finally arrived when one can use this technology.

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