Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

Google Assistant Now Capable of Handling 3 Commands at a Time

Google Assistant Now Capable of Handling 3 Commands at a Time

The "multiple queries" feature is now available in English for USA, UK, Canada and Australia, and enables Google Home users to perform up to three functions with a single utterance.

Google is improving the multitasking capability of Google Home and has enabled the device to help users get more done in less time.

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At its annual developer conference, I/O 2018, Google had revealed that its smart speaker Google Home will get smarter in the future. As first noted by Android Police, Home users are noting that the device can better understand multiple commands compared to what we used to have. Google's smart speaker can now perform three queries at once.

This meant you didn't have to keep saying "Ok, Google" with each individual command, making everything a bit more streamlined. This functionality is now expanding to three commands, Google announced on its Made By Google Twitter page (Update: the Tweet has since been removed for unknown reasons).

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

For instance, suppose you want to turn on your TV and light, then all you need to say "turn on my living room TV and light".

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With this latest firmware update, though, Google can intelligently recognize these commands. It's a small change but it should make it feel more natural for users to interact with the smart assistant.

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