An update received by Google Home app is telling people that “multiple users are now supported”. Finally rolling out to some owners of Google’s AI-enabled smart home speaker after a long time in the making. Here are the details you really don’t want to miss anyway.
It was said that multiple user support would come to Google Home, and making only sense that a device placed in the home can be used by several persons instead of being linked to just one user’s data and music and other accounts. But until now, we only had seen the signs of multi-user support in Cody’s teardown of the app. Soon, than earlier, the Home app says the feature is available now, although this seems to just be a placeholder message. Let’s check this out right away.
Although, it seems the message might have been published by accident, as original multi-user functionality isn’t yet available in the app. Appears a “Discover” tab, tells users: “Now, you and others in your home can get a personalized experience from your Assistant on your Google Home.” It’s only the latest sign that multi-user support will be on its way.
Multi-suer functionality is nevertheless very needed for home assistant like Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa, which essentially have the ability to tap into all spots of personal accounts (including emails, music, and much more). Even with multiple user support, though, neither Google and Amazon has begun to tackle the problem of user identification – that is, recognizing different users by their voice only, instead of requiring them to switch accounts using a mobile app.
However, the tipster may have been a lucky early bird, this is a clear indication that the feature is going to go live relatively pretty soon for more owners of Google’s AI-Assistant powered Home speaker.
As always, we’ll surely update this post as we reached out to Google about this change to the Home app, and if any new comes out we will let you know. Stay tuned for more!
(Source: The Verge)
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