Personalize Google Home for each member of your household
Google Home speakers can perform a variety of tasks with simple voice commands, including playing music, providing weather reports, and making phone calls. To take advantage of these features, Google Assistant must be programmed to recognize your voice. You can also teach it to recognize multiple voices.
Here’s what you need to know to add multiple users to your Google Home devices so you can access all of the most personalized features.
Add multiple users to Google Home
You can add up to six users to each speaker or smart display in your Google Home set. Here’s how :
- Open the google app Home.
- From the lower menu, select icon Home.
- Select the speaker or smart display you want to teach to recognize a user.
- Select icon of speed to access the device settings.
- Select Link your account with Voice Match.
At this point, your Google Home device walks you through the steps to learn your voice. You are responsible for repeating sentences like Ok Google and Hey google so as the speaker can match your voice each time you speak to the device.
The latest version of Voice Match keeps the voice model you create on Google’s servers, which means you only have to complete the match process once. After Google captures your voice the first time, it can apply your voice profile to other devices when you go through the above setup process.
If Google doesn’t recognize your voice, it treats you like a guest. You get answers to questions like “What’s the weather like right now?” But you won’t get personalized results like you would with Voice Match. If you have a problem with Google recognizing your voice, re-match your voice to adjust the recognition.
Add and manage users and devices with Google Assistant
Wondering what devices your voice is linked to? Does your Google Assistant need an update on what your voice sounds like? You can do both of these things by following these steps:
- Open the Google Home app.
- In the bottom menu bar, tap icon Account in the upper right corner.
- Select Settings > Voice Match. Here you can choose from:
- Teach your assistant your voice at new for Google to relearn your voice.
- Invite other users from your devices to add access for other users on your network.
- Devices shared with Correspondence voice allow you to check which devices your voice is paired with.
- Delete Voice Match of an individual device by selecting the X next to or all devices with the command at the end of the list.
Why your kids need their own Google Home user accounts
It doesn’t take long for even young children to understand what to say Hey google do get things done on your Google Home device. To prevent your child from making purchases or accessing music or videos that may be inappropriate, have them use voice pairing under their Google accounts. Then Google Assistant recognizes them and behaves appropriately.
To manage your child’s Google Account, download the Family Link app. You must have a Google Account, be over 18, and have an updated operating system for your device. You can also manage some settings at families.google.com.
The restrictions are based on the age of the child.
There are still a lot of fun things your kids can access on Google Home, like these Disney games made especially for kids. But you’ll know they won’t be shopping or cruising YouTube without you.
With multiple users, you can get personalized content through each of your Google Home devices and protect your kids from content you don’t want them to access.