Luton's Caseta products coming on board means that Google Home can control anything hooked to them, including things like thermostats, household sound system, and lights. "From music to news, your Google Assistant on Google Home is ready to answer your questions and help you get more done".
Today, Google fixed that. Those phrases are then analyzed by a neural network to "detect certain characteristics of a person's voice", according to the Pinsky blog post. It can even recognize the user who is talking to it and store it in memory.
Here's how to set it up. When this feature becomes available, it will be indicated on a card in the Google Home app with the message "multi-users is available". "We're just getting started and we won't be ideal", the statement said.
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. The same can be said of Osram lights jumping on the Google Home bandwagon. Tap the plus mark in the bottom right corner to create multi-user setup.
After this it's just a matter of teaching your Google Home to recognize your voice.
In its announcement, Google specifically mentions personal commute times, calendars, shopping lists, news, and personal playlists.
Google Home can now distinguish between different voices and formulate responses that are relevant to specific users. For a smart assistant, that's pretty dumb.
Nearly ten days ago we told you that multi-user support coming to the Google Home was inevitable. From there, you'll be able to link accounts.
Activating the new voice recognition process is a simple process. Just know that if you teach Assistant the same voice for three different accounts, in our testing, Google Home will respond using the first account that was added with that voice. Specifically, Google Home can now recognize the difference between multiple voices once trained, and will take actions based on the voice it hears.
The update comes as Google adds the ability for up to six people to connect their account to one smart speaker. Previously, if you asked it to do something like read your agenda it would only be able to refer to a calendar for a single Google account.