Latest in Gear

Image credit: Chris Velazco/Engadget

Google Home now handles three requests at the same time

Multitask with your voice.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
06.12.18 in AV
232 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Chris Velazco/Engadget

Google Home speakers can already perform two commands at the same time. But what if you live in a particularly connected household, where you may need to juggle more tasks? The company has an answer: support three simultaneous requests. So long as you form full queries with "and" in between, you can multitask like a pro using only the spoken word. This could be particularly helpful if you want to turn on the lights, increase the temperature and play some tunes without having a Routine in place.

The feature is only available in predominantly English-speaking countries (Australia, Canada, the UK and the US) at the moment. Google told TechCrunch it's looking "forward" to supporting more languages, but there's nothing more it can say.

Even so, this arguably represents the next step for smart speakers: handling whatever you ask of them when you ask for it, not just one or two items at a time. Your computer and phone can multitask, so it's only fair that your voice assistant should do the same.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
232 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

MIT experts find a way to reduce video stream buffering on busy WiFi

MIT experts find a way to reduce video stream buffering on busy WiFi

View
Twitter is displaying China-made ads attacking Hong Kong protesters

Twitter is displaying China-made ads attacking Hong Kong protesters

View
'Rainbow Six: Siege' adds a 'Fortnite' style Battle Pass

'Rainbow Six: Siege' adds a 'Fortnite' style Battle Pass

View
Three UK rolls out 5G home internet access in London

Three UK rolls out 5G home internet access in London

View
Sonos' portable smart speaker leaks in greater detail

Sonos' portable smart speaker leaks in greater detail

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr