Google Assistant powered speakers are getting a bit of a novel update with the ability to broadcast a message to all your speakers.
Announced last month alongside other neat features such as the ability to change the Assistant voice to male (U.S Only for now) the broadcast option lets you send a message to all your Assistant powered speakers saving you the hassle of either making a call or shouting upstairs.
The broadcast option can let you tell the household when it’s time for dinner, or you can tell your phone to broadcast that you’re on your way home from work. It’s a little playful too, with Google Assistant able to play a dinner bell when you say ‘Ok Google, broadcast it’s dinner time’, or other things when you choose common phrases such as when it’s time to wake up or go to bed.
Broadcast starts rolling out to Assistant on phones and speakers from today, so in usual Google fashion this may take a while to arrive. You have to have your speaker set to English, but it’s arriving here in Australia as well as in Canada, the U.S. and the UK as well.