Your Assistant should be personal to you—and now it is

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The ultimate goal for Home is to be able to identify different people in the room. That way, when you and someone else both ask Google Home for your daily schedules, “you get different results”. Now the Assistant can distinguish your voice from others, so you can get a more personalized experience at home. You can connect up to six people to connect their account to one Google Home. So, now when you ask Google Assistant for help, it can distinguish your voice from your wife’s and you can hear your own personal playlists, your commute time, your own schedule and more.

So how does it work?

When you connect your account on a Google Home, Google will ask you to say the phrases “Ok Google” and “Hey Google” two times each. Those phrases are then analyzed by a neural network, which can detect certain characteristics of a person’s voice. From that point on, any time you say “Ok Google” or “Hey Google” to your Google Home, the neural network will compare the sound of your voice to its previous analysis so it can understand if it’s you speaking or not. This comparison takes place only on your device, in a matter of milliseconds.

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Hear your own personal playlists, your commute time, your own schedule and more.

Google Home supports up to six people to connect their account to one Google Home.

Tapping the “Feeling Lucky?” card will no longer subject you to periodic blasts of your housemate’s heavy metal music mixed in with your preferred history of listening to R&B tracks. From music to news, your Google Assistant on Google Home is ready to answer your questions and help you get more done.

Whether you’re stirring pots, matching socks or brushing hair, we know your home is busy one. That’s why your Assistant on Google Home has been designed to help you get more stuff done when you have your hands full. Your Assistant should be personal to you, with your permission, it will help with things like your commute, your daily schedule and more. And the best part? When you ask your Assistant to tell you about your day, it can distinguish your voice from other people in your family, and give you personalized answers. Just ask “Ok Google, tell me about my day” or say, “Hey Google, how long will it take to get to work?” and you’ll get up to speed on everything you need to know. It can wake you up in the morning (or let you snooze), set a timer while you’re baking, and more.

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Google Assistant can also match your voice to your Netflix profile

Netflix was one of the first video services to add support for Google Assistant, but you could only access the main video profile. That really limited usefulness in households where everyone has their own profile. Now, Google has flipped a switch to add support for multiple profile access via voice match.

If you’ve a personal profile on a Netflix account, you can link your personal profile and set up Voice Match to play content where you left off.

To set up the new feature, just make sure you have voice match configured for everyone who uses Netflix with a profile. In the Home app, go to menu > More settings > Videos and photos. There should be a new “Manage Profile” option under Netflix. If it’s not there, try unlinking and re-linking.

The Manage Profile option lets you decide which profile is connected to your voice match. So, when you tell Assistant to continue playing Netflix content on your Chromecast, it will know from your voice, and will pick up where you left off in the middle of your Friends marathon, and not your sibling’s Altered Carbon binge. This should make hands-free Netflix control reatively painless in a busy household. Others in the house can set their own voice match via the home app to access a different profile.

This is another step toward Google Assistant getting truly ready for whole home, not just individuals.

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  1. Hi just noticed my google home can pause rewind google home movies if you cast from your phone to chromecast alo works with iplayer suppose work with any movie tv casted to chromecast


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