One of the most frustrating things about Google Home is that the Assistant on there is very limited in what it can do. To hear it say “I’m sorry but I don’t know how to do that yet” or “I’m sorry but I don’t support that yet” makes you want to tear your hair out. Now it is set to change with Google Home finally being able to hand over tasks to Google Assistant on your phone.
For those who are not lucky enough to have a Google Home just yet, when you are using the “OK Google” command with more than one device in the area with Google Assistant, Google Home will hijack the task. This means that even a simple task such as “Set a reminder to…” that your phone would otherwise be able to do will go uncompleted as Google Home cannot perform that command.
Now it seems there is an update rolling out, and we say rolling out because it hasn’t made it to Dan’s Google Home just yet, that results in Google Home NO LONGER attempting to answer questions that it does not support. With the new update if you ask Google Home a question that it cannot answer it will hand that task off to another Google Assistant (assuming there is another in listening range).
I am assuming that both the Google Home and the Google Assistant on your phone need to be logged into the same account for this task to be carried out but have yet to test this out.
Now we just need a few other things namely, multiple accounts, ability to distinguish which Google Assistant I am asking the command of (sometimes I want my phone to show me the weather, not Google Home), and of course the ability to buy Google Home here in Australia would not go astray.
Do you have a Google Home? Does this work for you yet?