Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

Also, Google Home users can now create up to six different accounts on their devices. Previously, Google Home only supported a single user account, which meant you could only fetch information about one person's calendar. So, when you ask Google Assistant for help going forward, it'll be able to distinguish your voice from your son's or husband's or daughter's or roommate's and switch to the right account. The Google Home now supports multiple accounts with personalization and neural network voice recognition. Users then have to "teach" their Assistant to understand their voice by saying the phrases "OK Google" and "Hey Google" twice each. Apparently this takes place on your device in only a matter of milliseconds.

It's a US-only feature for now, with United Kingdom users, who only just officially started to be able to buy Google Home, having to wait for the function at some stage down the track, or use English (US).

Google Home was first introduced in the United States back in November 2016. It's important to note that you can opt out of personal results, by opening the Google Home app Menu More settings scroll down and toggle "Personal Results" to off.

The new feature won't prevent Home from responding to voices of users without accounts.

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After all, while both Google Home and Alexa devices only collect voice data when you use their respective wake phrases - "Alexa", "Ok Google" or "Hey Google" - anyone who owns one of these devices also knows that they can sometimes trigger by accident.

Shortly after being teased a few days ago, Google is rolling out a sorely-needed feature for Google Home: multiple user functionality. When one of them asks for their schedule or commute time it can then provide the information relevant to that person. To get started, you need to look inside the newest version of the Google Home mobile app for a card that says "multi-user is available".

Google Home is a challenger to Amazon ("amzn") Echo, a connected speaker that does much of the same thing.

"Along with working with great brands in the industry like Google, we've seen voice-activated lighting control to be a popular feature our customers have been asking for", Orchowski said. Once you see your Google Home in the list, select "Link your account".