It was only yesterday that Google announced the new Broadcast on Home functionality for the Google Home line of smart home devices, but those who were eager to try it out — myself included — were met only with disappointment. It wasn’t switched on yet.
This morning it’s a different story, and Broadcast on Home is now switched on. With a few simple commands, you can share a spoken message through all your Google Home devices, such as:
- “OK Google, broadcast it’s dinner time” and a dinner bell will ring on all your Home devices
- “OK Google, broadcast it’s time for school”
Better yet, if you’re leaving work and want the family to know you’re on your way, give this one a try on your phone, with the result broadcast on your Home devices at home:
- “OK Google, broadcast Chris is on his way home from work!”
This is something a lot of people with multiple Google Home devices will really enjoy, I think. Try it out and let us know your thoughts.