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06 October 2017, 12:10 | Patty Hardy
Google launches a new smart speaker
Google Home will also receive integration with the Nest product line, which includes smart thermostats, security cameras and other product series for your home. The company also brought forward kid-friendly accounts for Home.
Amazon had also announced something similar for its Echo speaker line last week. One phrase will basically be able to turn on the lights, roll up a window shade, read the news for you and even start boiling water. This is further bolstered with add on Google accounts for kids under 13 years of age, along with 50 different activities and experiences tailored specifically for children.
Virtual assistants are the new big thing in the smartphone business, with every OEM nowadays pushing its take on it and it is now becoming a crowded market already, with Google's assistant and Apple's Siri being at the top of the pyramid. Both these products were announced only last week. This allows the home assistant to recognise individual voices; introducing multi-user support.
Familiar Faces program will be powered by Google Assistant and tell you exactly who is ringing your Nest doorbell.
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One of the other nifty features is the connection with Nest Cam IQ, which uses facial recognition to identify familiar people.
To access the male voice, users will need to go to the settings on their phone or in the Google Home app, then Preferences Assistant Voice. Whose Favorites playlist should Home play when requested?
The new feature has been created to make a profile out of your voice's pitch and tone and differentiate it from the rest of the household. So, if dad says "How's the traffic to work?", Home will recognize the user and analyze the traffic conditions to dad's work. The concept is simple but very unique in its own way.
Moreover, you're done. However, we don't know yet, whether the male voice assistant of Google can also speak various languages; other than English US.
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