Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

Google Home finally have multi-user access

Your Google Home speaker now supports up to six different users at any one time.

Google has rolled out a new update for its Google Home speaker that allows it to recognise and distinguish between voices of up to six people, and reply with personalised responses. The Google Home now holds multiple accounts with customization and neural network voice recognition. The comparison takes place inside your Google Home, in a matter of milliseconds. But Google says in its blog post that it will reach United Kingdom in coming months.

Whether Google patented this idea or simply ran full steam ahead with an update to Google Home based on Apple's patent pending idea isn't known at this time - but it's timing is quite interesting.

After connecting their accounts, each user will have to go through the usual hotword training, reciting "OK Google" to the device three times.

The other day it was reported that Google Home could soon be getting support for multiple users.

First, make sure you're using the latest version of the Google Home app on your mobile device. In a statement to The Washington Post, Google assured that these new preferences would prevent someone else from ordering toys on your Google Assistant account because, naturally, "Only you would be able to shop via Google Home". While Home can still give everyone general information and trivia via the Knowledge Graph (and more erratic "featured snippets"), it can only create appointments and do other user-specific stuff for one designated Google account. Now that the multi-user feature is available, you can add new users by tapping the "Multiple users now supported" card or by going to the Devices area of Google Home (in the top right-hand corner of the app or the sandwich menu in the top left-hand corner). This won't solve the "Burger King" problem of commercials being able to trigger the Google Home through your television. Whenever someone uses one of those phrases in the future to ask the Google Assistant a question, the Home device being addressed will check to see if that person is one of its recognized conversation partners. However, when personally asking Google Home about the sandwich, users were still able to get the full, delicious spiel from the smart assistant.

This may also prove to be the beginning for the introduction of all those features which Google displayed in its I/O developer conference previous year but never introduced. From there, you'll set up Google Home by saying "Ok Google" and "Hey Google" so that the speaker can link your account to your voice.

Echo simply can't tell voices apart, as Google now claims Home can do. Then, open the app and look for a card that says "multi-user is available".

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