Google Home will now be able to recognize users by voice

Ever since the original Google Home launched, Google has marketed the device as the perfect home companion — a device that can help the whole family with searches, schedules, recipes, alarm clocks, music playback, et cetera. But there's always this small issue that if you have a full household using the same smart device, some issues might come up. Whose contacts list does the assistant use? Whose calendar is that? Whose Favorites playlist should Home play when requested?

Well, Google did what Google does — that is AI magic, if you were wondering — and has now brought Voice Match to the Google Home. The name of the feature says it all — if you opt to use it, the AI will now be able to make a profile out of your voice's pitch and tone and recognize the different members in the household.

So, if dad says “How's the traffic to work?”, Home will recognize the user and analyze the traffic conditions to dad's work. If the son says “Play my favorites”, Google Home will play his favorites songs from Play Music, and not his sister's list. On and on, you get it.

Voice Match is rolling out to available markets today and will be available from the box on new Google Home devices.

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5 Comments

1. ph00ny

Posts: 2024; Member since: May 26, 2011

It looks like echo in my household is getting replaced with Google home

2. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I was waiting for this feature. Might buy it now.

3. nikhil23

Posts: 426; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Love my Google Home. It's a great product

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4083; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Odd that I have been able to get my own commute times va my spouse's who receives her own for a few weeks since multi user was enabled. Maybe this is just an improvement?

5. ONmyLvL_

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

I have been using this feature with the girlfriend for months....not a new feature added today.

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