Initial hints at multi-user support emerged last month from Android application package code.
In a hugely significant update announced on Thursday, the firm revealed users asking "Ok, Google". "We're continuing to fine-tune our voice recognition systems and will get better over time", a Google spokesperson told Recode. Once it arrives, though, users will be able to do things like dim their home's lights by saying, 'OK Google, dime the living room lights'.
So did you ever go "Ok Google" to your Google Home and the device greeted you by another name? From there, Google Home knows who you are. Luckily, they're a cinch.
"It's important to balance making sure the assistant on Google Home is still useful and able to answer a guest's or friend's question while also answering a few specific questions just for you", Google spokeswoman Kara Stockton said. Specify your local weather and commute time preferences. Click on it to proceed to add new accounts.More news: Oil steadies as OPEC boost offsets dent from U.S. supply
Customize Google Home by tapping on the three-line icon in the upper left-hand corner, and selecting More settings from the drop-down menu. With the new update, six people can share a single account easily.
"Your Assistant should be personal to you - and now it is". Till recently, a user could connect a sole account on Google Home, and access information only about that particular person's calendar.
Once you've updated the Google Home app, you'll see a card that says "multi-user is available" when you open the app.
Tap Link your account.
After you say "Ok Google" and "Hey Google" twice each, the AI will store those phrases and use them to verify your voice characteristics in the future.