Back at the I / O Developer Conference in May, Google announced several impressive features released in the following months by Google Assistant and then Google Home ($ 129 at Crutchfield) . For example, Duplex will make table reservations, arrange hair dates and find vacation time for businesses – sometimes calling these companies on your behalf. New AI-based Voices (including that of John Legend) announced by WaveNet on Google Home have also been announced.
It has already rolled ($ 70 at Amazon.com) out of several actions and customizable routines, but one of the larger announced features was continued conversations, or the ability to back up and constantly having conversations with Google Home without constantly having to talk about the Wake expression.
Starting today, Continued Conversations will be available to users in the United States. Here's how it works:
Continued conversation is initially an option that does not automatically activate. More importantly, if it does not work as you hoped, you can disable it and repeat the old-fashioned wake-up phase each time you talk to your smart speaker.
Enable Continuing First, make sure your Google Assistant app (Android, iOS) is up-to-date. Then open the Google Assistant app and tap the Browse button in the upper-right corner. (You can also get there by using the Google Home app and selecting More settings in the left menu.) Tap the action overflow in the top right corner and go to Settings> Preferences> Continue conversation . Tap the switch to activate it.
Once you press "OK, Google," or "Hey, Google," you can continue talking to Google Home without repeating the Wake phrase over and over again.
For example, you could say, "OK, Google, what's the weather like?" After answering, you say, "And what about tomorrow?" (It's contextually aware, so you do not have to repeat that you're asking about the weather.) Then say, "Remind me to buy an umbrella while I'm at Target." Then you could say, "Play Manchester Orchestra."
You can continue as long as you like. While the Google Home speaker is listening, the indicator lights are solid white. If you've been chatting with Google Home, you can say "thank you" or "stop." You can also stop talking and Google Home will not stop for more than eight seconds if no voice is detected.