To that end, Google is now rolling out a Broadcast feature that quite literally lets you broadcast your voice through an Assistant-enabled phone or smart speaker. Now, it looks like their software is getting an update, which has also added a new feature that might make communicating a bit easier. David Ho, president of Inventec Corp., the manufacturer of Apple's smart home speaker, spoke over the weekend about future smart home speakers incorporating facial and image recognition, though he didn't specifically mention the next HomePod. Starting Tuesday, people can broadcast their voice from Google Assistant on smartphones or voice-activated Google Assistant-enabled speakers like Google Home.
Google Home is a blessing in disguise. This is because one can literally command the device with the help of this technology. You don't even need to touch the device.
In addition to checking the temperature, you can also cycle through your thermostat's comfort settings (away, home, and sleep) and tell it to heat up or cool down a room. Make sure the box is not ticked. It is important that all your Google Assistant devices are linked to the same Google Account for broadcasting to work.
Android: Android 6.0 or higher; Google app 6.13 or higher; Google Play services; 1.5 GB of memory and 720p screen resolution; and the phone's language set to English. That said the wait is now over and anyone who may have held off on a device like the Google Home or an ecobee thermostat can confidently purchase either or both knowing that they will work together. One feature Amazon already has for the Echo family is a PA type system which you can use the speakers to talk with another Alexa unit in the house. You can broadcast custom messages, or have the Assistant announce automated "playful messages" and sounds.
Since introducing the world's first smart thermostat in 2009, ecobee has enabled consumers to control their home comfort any time and from anywhere while reducing energy use. Rather than yelling or texting them, you can broadcast your voice through Google Home.