Google Home has slowly been progressing and is up there competing with Amazon’s Echo devices for the throne of the best smart speaker. While Alexa’s skills might be something great for third-party developers, Google’s vast knowledge in the field of AI is something that is hard to beat. This year, at Google I/O, the Mountain View giant had promised of improvements to their multiple commands system that would require less verbosity and would allow more than two commands at a time. It seems as if those changes are now live.
You’re not the only one who can multitask. Now Google Home can perform up to three queries at a time, so you can get more done. pic.twitter.com/7jTd97Evus
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) June 11, 2018
As announced in an official tweet, the Google Home now understands up to three queries together. The feature is currently available only in English in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. While we personally haven’t been able to test out the feature, we have mixed reports of the feature working for some, while others report the feature as not yet live. As such, your mileage may vary.
Additionally, apart from being able to recognize three commands in one go, Google Home is also getting the smarter multiple commands ability. For those of you unaware, earlier to use two commands in a single sentence, the user was expected to repeat two entire sentences and adding a separative “and” in between. For instance, if you had to ask the Assistant to turn on the lights in both the living room and the hall, you’d have to say “turn on the lights in the living room *and* turn on the lights in the hall”. However, with the new update, Google Assistant gets the ability to smartly parse these commands. Simply saying “turn on the lights in the living room and the hall” works just like it should.
Both the features are expected to have been live across all of Google Home products, including the Google Home Mini. So go ahead and try it out, and share with us your experiences in the comments down below.