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.
We appreciate the feedback. This feature is supported in the US, UK, Canada and Australia using the English language.
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) June 12, 2018
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.
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.