Beginning today, Google has announced that its personal smart home speaker will support multiple users. Six different accounts, to be exact. And Google will be using a neural network running behind-the-scenes to make sure that the speaker can adjust the information provided just by recognizing the different voices in your home. So when you ask for your personal schedule, and someone else in the home asks for theirs, Google Assistant shouldn’t mix things up.
“To get started, first make sure that you have the latest Google Home app. Then, look for a card that says ”multi-user is available” when you open the app. If you don’t see a card, click on the icon in the top right to see all of your connected devices. Once you see your Google Home in the list, select “Link your account.” From there, you’ll teach your Assistant to understand it’s you, not your partner, family member or roommate—and vice versa, based on who’s speaking. For certain features, like personalized music and commute, you’ll also need to set up your preferences within the app.”
The new feature is rolling out today for users in the United States. Meanwhile, Google Home owners in the United Kingdom will have to wait a bit longer, as multiple user support will roll out “in the coming months.”[via Google Blog]