Google Assistant Support Comes To ecobee Smart Home Products


As long as you're signed into the same Google account on your phone, it's possible to broadcast to the speakers remotely, letting you inform the entire household that you've left the grocery store and are on the way home. Else, if you have multiple Google Home devices in your house, you can broadcast one message to all these Home devices.

The latest update to the Google Assistant will allow users to relay messages from a smartphone to numerous Google Home speakers. A prized feature that many seem to have jumped at using, especially since you can do it from anywhere using your Alexa app as well.

In related news, Google had recently added support for Spanish and Italian languages in Google Assistant as well as introduced the ability to cast movies and TV shows via Google Home.

The feature, which is rolling out to the US, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom presently, will work from anywhere with a cell connection, reports The Verge. Basically, the formula here is to follow "OK Google, broadcast" with your message after.

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Google aims to make it easier to get families to the dinner table and kids to school with a new Google Assistant broadcast feature, announced today in a blog post.

This will let users broadcast messages through voice commands, no matter from where you access the Assistant.

Since introducing the world's first smart thermostat in 2009, ecobee has enabled consumers to control their home comfort any time and from anywhere while reducing energy use. Just say, "Ok Google, broadcast I'm on my way home".

The next time you need to round up the family in the morning, just say "Ok Google, broadcast it's time for school!" and all your Google Home speakers will broadcast the message that it's time for school. The iPhone X, Apple's most recent flagship, includes Face ID, a feature that is expected to be incorporated into all of the company's 2018 iPhones.