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Google Home now supports up to six users in the UK

Sync music playlists and schedules for everyone in your household.
Matt Brian, @m4tt
June 27, 2017
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Good news, Google Home owners: your smart speaker is now ready to get to know your family. The search giant has confirmed that UK Homes now support up to six users, allowing members of your household to train Google's Assistant to recognize their voices. It also means that their music playlists, schedules and appointments can be synced, ensuring everyone gets more use out of the tiny white speaker.

The feature is actually pretty easy to set up. Simply make sure that you have the latest version of the Google Home app on your smartphone (iOS or Android) and then find the card that says "multi-user is available." If you don't see it right away, hit the top-right icon to see your connected devices and select "link your account." This should allow you to start training it.

The app will ask you say phrases like "Hey, Google" and "OK, Google" a couple of times each. The AI will then store those phrases and match them to each user when they speak, allowing it to deliver personalised results each time.

UK users have needed to wait a little while for multi-user support. Google originally launched the feature in the US in April.

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