A few days ago we announced the arrival of Google Home and Google Wifi to Spain. Finally we can buy smart speakers from Google with its built-in voice assistant. And now we just found out about another great news: Google Home will be able to understand our orders without having to use the voice commands “Ok Google” or “Hey Google”.
And it is that the Internet giant itself has been through its official blog who has announced the new functions that come to Google Home through Google Assistant, the voice assistant of the great G. already during the last conference of developers, The Google I / O that was held in May, the company announced this active listening function, and now finally integrates it into its intelligent speakers.
Of course, we must bear in mind that this new feature, called “continued conversations” is a tool that for now will only be available to users living in the United States, although the most logical thing is that, sooner rather than later, it ends up landing in other markets. And Spain will be among the first almost in total safety.
But what is the Continued Conversation mode of the Google Home smart speaker? very simple: currently you have to use the voice command “Ok Google” or “Hey Google” to activate the voice assistant and to be able to ask a question to Google Home, or give any other type of order based on our needs. Now, having this feature enabled, Google Home will continue to listen for about 8 seconds after we start talking for the first time.
In this way, if for example we ask Google Home to tell us the time and then we want to know if it’s going to rain in the afternoon, you will not have to say “Hey Google” or “Ok Google” but you can directly formulate the new order for the voice assistant of the smart speaker of the big G to perform without problems. In addition, to activate Continuous Conversation in Google Home you do not have to follow very complicated steps.
To do this you just have to go to Settings, Preferences and finally mark the option Continued Conversations. Finally, say that this function will be available for smart speakers Google Home, Home Mini and Home Max.