Google Home Can Now Handle Up to Three Queries At a Time

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Late past year, Google rolled out a handy feature that allowed Google Assistant, by way of its Google Home smart speakers, to handle two commands at once. To this end, Google Home can now respond to strings of up to three commands at once. Today, that functionality is starting to go live.

The new ability is a progression from Google Home's understanding of two commands at once. 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.


That means you can't ask it to just "set an alarm", you'd have to say "set an alarm for 7 AM" so it doesn't need to ask a follow-up question.

Previously, asking to "turn off living room and bedroom" when referring to those home control groups simply didn't work. For example, you can not say, "Hey Google, turn on the lights in the living room and in the bedroom", since in the bedroom isn't a complete command.


While peppering our sentences with multiple "ands" sounds a bit weird, it does bring us a step closer to natural language commands, which will make interacting with voice assistants more like conversing with humans. Now, you can ask about the weather, check your calendar, and turn on the kitchen lights while only saying "Ok, Google" once.

To check if you're on the latest firmware version, use the Google Home app on your phone and check the device info for your Google Home device.


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