Google Assistant can match your voice to your Netflix profile

Google Assistant can 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.

Google has updated the support docs with the following section.

For Netflix, if you have 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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https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/23/16924872/google-assistant-voice-match-netflix-profile-user-control-chromecast//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js

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