Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

Latest Update Allows Google Home to Understand Three Commands at Once

Latest Update Allows Google Home to Understand Three Commands at Once

It means that if you own a Google Home smart speaker, you may soon find you're using the word "and" more than you ever have before.

Support for multiple queries was announced back at Google I/O, and the functionality is finally starting to go live this week.

In a tweet, Google said: "Now Google Home can perform up to three queries at a time, so you can get more done". Now, the company has officially confirmed that it is rolling out support for Google Home to hear that special prompt and then keep tabs on three separate commands.

Showcased at Google I/O, Google Assistant can now handle up to 3 commands at once, should you be very specific with each command.

Previously, asking to "turn off living room and bedroom" when referring to those home control groups simply didn't work.

With this latest firmware update, though, Google can intelligently recognize these commands. For example, you had to say "turn on my living room TV and turn on my Living room light". I tested it with several commands for my smart home and I was able to get it to work for two lights (I don't have light groups), one light + one A/C unit, and one light + one scene (Harmony through SmartThings). For example, instead of saying "Ok, Google, what's the weather in NY and what's the weather in San Francisco?", you can simply say "Ok, Google, what's the weather in NY and San Francisco?".

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