Google Home speakers now double as house intercoms

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Google says you can also use the feature to have Assistant broadcast to your speakers when you're not at home.

If you have Google Assistant on your phone, you can now shout out a message to all your Google Home speakers, allowing families to get their kids out of bed or remind granny to pick up the phone.

Broadcast sends your voice to all other Assistant-enabled speakers in your home.

Let us know if you're going to try this, or stick to text messaging your family for announcements (what a sad but convenient time we live in!). And now, your Google Assistant is getting in on the game. To ensure that broadcasting works across all your devices, make sure you're signed in with the same Google Account.

Last month, Google announced that users with Google Assistant would be able to broadcast messages via Google Home devices, and now that time is here. For instance, "Ok Google, broadcast it's dinner time" will play a virtual dinner bell through your network of speakers, including the one used to send that message.

Do you have to say "broadcast"?

It's rolling out today to devices that are set to U.S., Australia, Canada and U.K. English, with further language support coming soon. Now you don't have to wear out your voice shouting up the stairs.