Here's how Google's smart speaker is getting 'smarter'

Postado Junho 13, 2018

Multiple commands have been supported on Google Home for a few months now, but the support is relatively limited.

Google Home is now getting better multitasking features. Queries can involve fetching information from the web, as well as performing commands on connected smart home devices. The smart speaker from Google will soon be able to perform up to three queries/ commands at a time, so that you can multitask using just the spoken word.

Late a year ago, Google rolled out a handy feature that allowed Google Assistant, by way of its Google Home smart speakers, to handle two commands at once.

Google announced the update on the Made by Google Twitter page.

Showcased at Google I/O, Google Assistant can now handle up to 3 commands at once, should you be very specific with each command.

First up, Google tweeted that Google Home now understands up to three queries together, though it says the feature is only available in English in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. That lead to unnatural sentences like "turn on the lights in the living room and turn on the lights in the kitchen".

If a user wanted to turn off lights in multiple rooms, they would have had to say something like "turn off the lights in the bedroom and turn off the lights in the living room". For example, "OK Google, turn up the volume and play music". Others needed to update their Google Home firmware.