Google Home is finally equipped with one of the most anticipated features its users have been demanding for since its introduction last year. It has now developed the quality of distinguishing between different voices and then replying to them with a personalized response. Previously, Google Home only supported a single user account, which meant you could only fetch information about one person’s calendar. Well, as long as someone lives all alone, this feature is perfectly fine, but if somebody joins you as a roommate, some trouble is inevitable.
The update is rolling out in the U.S. initially. Therefore, with today’s update the Google Home can belong to six people. So, from now on it will be the Google Home, and not your better-half, providing information regarding your day’s schedule. Similar stuff will happen with playlists, shopping lists, travel plans and other personalized information.
The process of training Google Home about six different voices is completely straightforward. Once the system begins to support this update, you will be able to see a card in the Google Home app that tells you that “multi-users is available.” The users can now link their Google accounts to the Home and train the Assistant for the sake of recognizing them by speaking wake words like “OK Google” or “Hey Google” a few times so that Google’s neural network may learn to recognize the sound of their voice.
Though Google has not made any comment on this prospect, there is a possibility that this new feature could be the starting of incorporating some of Google Assistant’s features like creating notes, reminders and events that are currently missing on Home. Those features will be completely vague if it supports only a single voice.
This may also prove to be the beginning for the introduction of all those features which Google displayed in its I/O developer conference last year but never introduced. Google Home is presently a passive device which only responds to the users call, and unlike the Assistant, it doesn’t provide notifications regarding the time to leave of office, for example.