Google Assistant Speakers Now Have A New Broadcast Messaging Feature


So the next time you need to get everyone out of the house and over to the grandparents' for dinner, simply say, "OK Google, broadcast it's time to leave", and that message will be broadcast to every Assistant-enabled speaker in your household. This new broadcast function allows you to send a message to every Assisted powered speaker at that location.

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.

Google has rolled out an update that will allow you to use the company's Home speakers as intercom systems in your house.

"To ensure that broadcasting works across all your devices, make sure you're signed in with the same Google Account".

Alongside the Pixel 2, Pixelbook, and all of its other hardware announcements, Google also used its October 4 event to unveil a host of new features coming to its Google Home speakers.

Just say "Ok Google, broadcast it's dinner time" and a dinner bell will ring on all Google Home devices.

You can use Broadcast for all sorts of messages, but for common, everyday things, Google Assistant will play a charming message rather than your voice. For example, if you're leaving work, you can say "Ok Google, broadcast I'm on my way home!" from your smartphone, and the message will be sent to your Google Home speakers at home.

The feature is now available in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK.

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