Google Home Can Now Perform Up to Three Commands Simultaneously


Google Home Can Now Perform Up to Three Commands Simultaneously

Google Home can now handle up to three commands at once

Google Home can now handle up to three commands at once

Every now and then, we here of Bixby adding a few new features here and there, but it still is miles away from being as good as the Google Assistant. To this end, Google Home can now respond to strings of up to three commands at once.

With little fanfare, Google has bumped the number of simultaneous queries and actions its Home smart speakers can handle at once.

The announcement about the update was done by the Made by Google Twitter page.

Google has tweeted that Google Home can now understand up to three commands at a time but the feature is limited to US, UK, Canada and Australia.

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. However, you'll probably use something more along the lines of "Ok Google, turn on the lights in the kitchen and turn off the lights in the bedroom".

I've not been able to get either feature to work on my own Google Home speakers, but this functionality is apparently rolling out over time.

If a user wanted to turn off lights in multiple rooms, they would have had to say something like "turn off the lights in the bedroom and turn off the lights in the living room".

To begin using multiple queries with Google Home, first update your device to the latest firmware using the Google Home app on your smartphone. For example, "OK Google, turn up the volume and play music".