How to broadcast voice messages to your Google Home speakers

Yolanda Curtis
November 14, 2017

A new Google Assistant broadcast update has arrived on the Google Home, which makes the objective of a home device as it should be.

To use the new feature, all you have to do is say "Okay Google, broadcast", using the Google Assistant app or a Google Home speaker.

Let us know if you're going to try this, or stick to text messaging your family for announcements (what a sad but convenient time we live in!).

Finally, to broadcast between Google Home devices you need to ensure "Do Not Disturb" mode is disabled. The new update will allow you to broadcast a message between your phone and Google Home speaker, or on multiple speakers in the house.

The message that you broadcast will play on all Google Home devices that are signed into the same Google Account.

You might have had a home intercom system if you grew up between the 70s and 80s, and that's exactly the kind of functionality Broadcast offers. Just say, "Ok Google, Broadcast/shout/tell everyone/announce message ".

Calling the kids down for breakfast or even waking them up in the morning can actually be an unpleasant task, especially if you have to constantly shout out at everyone to wake up and eat their breakfast before they're late for school.

The new Broadcasts are available and rolling out on assistant phones and speakers from today, however it may take longer for these services to arrive, because of Google's slower time-frames.

While that sounds a little weird, it'll definitely be a useful feature to many people.

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

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