Google Home speakers now also work as intercoms

Google Home are expanding what their home speakers can do with their latest update making it a Wi-Fi connected intercom.

Google have updated their Home Speakers so that with 2 or more you can send messages and reminders. Essentially Google have transformed their already massively multi-purpose speaker into an intercom as well now.

But its applications goes far beyond a receptionist’s new toy. Parents can send a message upstairs to their kids without shouting, you can set a reminder to take something out of the oven, or just have a slow, rubbish chat between rooms.

How it works is simple; You give your Home the usual “OK Google…” and just add “broadcast” after and it will take your message or reminder request and either send it to devices connected in the network or save it to remind you later. If setting a reminder it will notify you with a bell when the time is up.

Google announced the feature first on October 4th at their Pixel event. Now Broadcast is rolling out in English to Google Home speakers and phones in the US, UK, Australia and Canada this week. Google said that other expansions will come later.

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