Google Home To Handle Three Requests At Once

As the voice assistant war rages on, companies are constantly improving their own products to stay ahead. Multitasking is a big part of that, and Google has just introduced another upgrade to its Google Home platform on that end.

The company’s Made by Google (@madebygoogle) Twitter account tweeted out a message noting that Google Home can now handle up to three queries at a time. However, the tweet was later removed — TechCrunch claims the Twitter account “may have scooped the actual launch.”

Another tweet — which has not been deleted — was in response to another user acting about the service. Google claims the three-queries-at-once capability will be limited to the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia, at least for now.

This comes about six months after the company released a similar update for Google Home that allowed it to handle two inquiries at once. Google also rolled out support for Routines in March — check out our two-part guide to Google Routines here: part one, part two.

[We’ve also got tips on how to use IFTTT to bring more to those Google Routines. Check out Part One and Part Two there, as well.]

Some Google Home users may prefer using Routines, which roll multiple commands into one phrase. However, you may not always want to select a set criteria of related tasks. Grouping three commands together may enable you to check the temperature outside, play music, and turn off lights in one room, for instance — not a common set of requests, to say the least. That’s where handling multiple requests comes in handy.

We’ve also got a multi-part series on how Google Home stacks up with Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa when it comes to home automation controls. Check out both Part One and Part Two, and stay tuned for Part Three, coming soon.

Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy is the former editor in chief of Security Baron. Before, he has worked as a freelance writer and editor at websites like Wirecutter.com and iLounge.com along with publications like the Lockport Union Sun & Journal and the Greater Niagara Newspapers. With digital and print experience under his belt, Phil has a passion for all things technology including home security, cyber security, and the smart home. His bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland College Park initially landed Phil his first job at the Beaver County Times, which has lead to over 15 years of experience as a journalist.

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