Google Home Broadcast to Specific Device

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You have probably used the Google Home Feature to broadcast that you are on your way home. If you haven’t, you should give it a try. Ask Google Assistant to “Broadcast <message>”. The

Google Assistant Broadcast Messages

You can add <messages> such as [Say “Ok Google, Broadcast <message>”]:

  • Wake up:
    • “wake up everyone”
    • “its time to wake up”
  • Breakfast:
    • “breakfast is ready”
    • “everyone come down for breakfast”
  • Lunch:
    • “Your lunch is ready”
  • Bedtime”
    • “Time for bed”

You get the idea – Google Assistant gives you the opportunity to Broadcast custom messages as well. If you would like more commands, check it out here: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7531913?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en

Broadcast Messages to Specific Devices

Google is working to Broadcast on specific devices in your home or Google Home Network. This is not available just yet. Broadcasting messages to specific devices will allow for personal, private messages to occur.

Here are a few applications that I’m thinking about:

  • I can see that this could be a great way to replace the intercom system in the house.
  • You could also broadcast messages to grandma and grandpa that their grandchildren are on the way – She’ll be riding six-five horses when she comes, ye HA!
  • Broadcast that you may have dented the car – in any case, you might need assistance. A great way to notify with a quick broadcast vs. sending a text message.

Broadcasting messages to specific devices will be coming out soon. Stay tuned. Don’t Hate, Automate.


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