Google Home Now Supports Multiple Users Upto 6 in U.S., UK Next

From music to news, your Google Assistant on Google Home is ready to answer your questions and help you get more done.

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Starting on Thursday, Google adds an ability that allow up to six people to connect their account to one Google Home. That's not all, when all six people connects at the same time and ask Google Assistant for help, "it can distinguish each persons voice and provide person specific answers to questions.

To connect multiple users to Google Home, first make sure to install the latest Home app, next when you open the app, look for a card that says "multi-user is available". If the card don't show up, just click on the icon in the top right to see all connected devices.

Once Google Home appear in the list, select "Link your account," from there, teach the Google Assistant to understand it's you based on who's speaking.

For features, like personalized music and commute, set up your preferences within the app as well.

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So how does it work?

Once the set up is complete, just connect your Google Home account, and speak in two times the phrases like "Ok Google" and "Hey Google" for analyzed by a neural network, which can detect certain characteristics of a person's voice. Once its done, from that point on, any time you say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google" to Home, "the neural network will compare your voice to previously analysed sound, so it understand t's you speaking.

"This comparison happens in a matter of milliseconds and takes place only on your device."

This feature is started rolling out today to all Google Home users in the U.S.. And, will expand to the U.K. in the coming months.

Watch the video below to see how this multi-user works:

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