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Broadcast your voice to Google speakers around your house with Google Assistant

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Your message will then broadcast to all Google Assistant-enabled devices signed into the same Google account. Separately, the company could also be bringing Assistant support to tablets as per the latest beta version of the Google app, which has been expected as it aims to expand Assistant's reach. The search giant has announced a new broadcast feature for Google Assistant, which will allow you to relay messages across all your Google Home smart speakers. Using the ok Google command through their smartphones or Google Home speakers, users can raise the temperature, lower the temperature, and perform other tasks or requests, though ecobee doesn't explicitly mention all of the supported actions that can be initiated.

Finally, to broadcast between Google Home devices you need to ensure "Do Not Disturb" mode is disabled.

The feature which will be rolled out to the US, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom initially, will work from anywhere with a cell connection, The Verge reported.

To broadcast from one Google Home device to others, you will need to have at least two devices, which can be a combination of Google Home and Google Home Mini.

Things such as dinner time, waking up, or going to bed can all be addressed via these new speakers.

Google Assistant is getting a new feature that lets you send a message throughout a smart home in one go.

To activate the feature, a user can say "OK Google, broadcast" followed by the desired announcement. Or, when you're leaving the office at the end of the day, you can speak to the Google Assistant in your phone to broadcast to speakers at home that you're on the way. For example, if users say, "Ok Google, broadcast it's dinner time" and a dinner bell will ring on all Google Home devices.

Broadcasting is now available to Assistant on phones and speakers with English language settings in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The device also supports up to 32 room sensors and is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, the Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, Wink and IFTTT.

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

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