How to Use Google Home’s “Broadcast” Feature

Remember the Broadcast feature that Google showed off during the October 4th hardware event? This feature is now being rolled out to Google Home users. If you have Google Home or Google Home Mini, you should give this a try now.

How to Use Google Home Broadcast

Broadcast lets you send a message to everyone in your home on all of your Google Home devices. ”

Starting today, you can broadcast your voice from your Assistant on your phone or voice-activated speaker, like Google Home. So when you need to round up the family in the morning, just say “Ok Google, broadcast it’s time for school!” and your message will broadcast to all Assistant enabled speakers in your home.

You can use one of the following voice commands to create a broadcast:

  • Broadcast
  • shout
  • tell
  • announce

Here is an example: “Okay Google, Broadcast “time for breakfast”. When you say this to one Google Home device, the message will be played out on all the Google Home devices in your Home. Remember that Google Home will use the Assistant voice to read out the message. It won’t simply record your message and play the same audio on all devices.

Another thing that you might have noticed is this; you need two or more Google Home devices for this to be fun. With a single Google Home device, this is not such an attractive feature.

According to Google, Broadcasting starts rolling out today to the Assistant on phones and speakers set to English language in the U.S., Australia, Canada and the U.K., with more languages coming soon.

If your Google Home is not able to broadcast yet, check the software version. It should be 1.26.93937 or higher for this feature to work.

In Category: Google Assistant Tips


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