Google Home Launches Multi-User Support in Canada, Plus Hands-Free Calling
Google is rolling out multi-user support and hands-free calling for Google Home users in Canada today, with support first for English today, and French “coming soon.”
Multi-user support means Google Home will be able to distinguish voices from multiple users, allowing the smart speaker to share personal schedules and more, with support for up to six people.
Users just need to download the Google Home iOS app to get setup and look for the card that says “multi-user is available”, then link their account. Once this is done you’ll train Assistant to recognize your voice.
With hands-free calling, Canadians can now make calls hands-free over Wi-Fi, but those people you’re calling won’t see your number, but rather show “unknown” or “no caller ID.” Google says caller ID will come at the end of the year and will show your mobile number.
Google Home launched in Canada back in June and is currently available on sale for $149 at Best Buy or $159 from Google.