If you have a Google Home device but want multiple user accounts for your family, Voice Match is the answer to your smart home wishes.
Beyond a simple user profile, Voice Match allows the company assistant to automatically recognize who is speaking and offer personalized information from that person’s Google Account. even individual Spotify profiles.
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Essentially, it’s a way to create personal profiles for everyone who lives in your Assistant-controlled home, and to prevent roommates, partners, and kids from messing up your algorithms with their nonsense.
And don’t worry, it’s easier than it looks, so follow the steps below.
The first user who has set up Google Home or other Assistant speakers will have already trained Google to recognize their voice when setting up the device.
However, if you haven’t, or want to manually add a device to the list, first head to the Google Home app on your phone and follow the next steps.
- Click on your avatar icon in the upper right corner
- To choose Assistant settings
- Scroll down and find Voice correspondence and press it
- You then choose the device you want to add.
- You will see a few things you have to agree or disagree with regarding “Recording audio” and creating “Custom results with your voice”.
When you invite a new Home member, you can choose which speakers will act as Shared devices with Voice Match – Google shows you a list of speakers in your network and you can “unlink” those that don’t need the service, like a bedroom speaker, or that you don’t want to play from. ‘personal informations . Tap the plus icon at the bottom right to add devices.
Everyone who wants personalized results should download the Home app, click on the menu, and verify that they are signed in to the Google Account they want to use – you can only have one.
Then teach Google to recognize your voice by saying one of the wake-up phrases – “Hey, Google “ or “OK Google ” – sometimes followed by fictitious sentences.
You can also recycle the voice model Google has from you at a later date if you have any issues or change your voice.
What apps work with Voice Match?
When using Google Home speakers with multiple people, you can get personalized responses to voice commands based on your Google Account. These include details on flights, schedules, photos, payments, shopping lists, and services.
- “Hey Google, tell me about my day “ a???? My day for personalized weather, news, commuting, reminders, schedule and flight status)
- “Hey Google, what’s my agenda?” a???? As above
- “Hey Google, add an event called Lily’s birthday” – ???? (Personalized results calendar)
- “Ok Google, add sausages to my shopping list” a???? (Several shopping lists)
- “Hey Google, show me pictures of Bolivia on TV” a???? Viewing Personal Google Photos on TV with Chromecast
- You can also configure multiple card details for payments – add cards in Payments under More settings in the Google Home app
- Voice Match also works with streaming services including Spotify, Netflix, Google Play Music, and Pandora.
The best way to make sure your roommate or the other half isn’t controlling your Spotify voice at home while you’re away is for everyone to link their own Spotify account in the Home app, once you’ve set up. Voice Match, and set it as default.
Do this by going to Assistant settings, then The music. Here you can choose your streaming service and log into your Spotify (or Google Play Music) account.
Then, if the Assistant recognizes your voice when you say, “Hey Google, play Star Treatment,“ it will read it from your account keeping your Discover Weekly vibes intact.
You can also select No default provider which means the speaker will be using someone else’s account – not ideal if the goal is to keep profiles separate, although obviously some people may not be signed up for compatible services.
Setting up Voice Match on the Google Assistant with Netflix is much the same. Go back to your Profile section, then Assistant Settings so what Videos and photos. Here you will see Netflix as an option, you can link it and select your personal profile from Netflix.
If you have a TV with a Chromecast dongle plugged in or a Chromecast built-in, it will automatically appear in your Google Home app if it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi network. You can rename it and assign it to a room, for example a living room.
If you have a Chromecast, you can also say “Hey Google, play The Good Place on Netflix” and it will automatically connect to your profile on the TV, according to your voice.
There’s a catch for Android TV owners though – these TVs, like Sony’s Bravia line, have Chromecast built-in, so you can stream apps like Netflix and YouTube to your phone. But, sadly, Android TVs don’t yet support Voice Match for Netflix – your speaker will tell you exactly if you try.
Rumors suggest this is coming soon.
You can remove Voice Match from Google Home to prevent the Assistant from reading personal information on that device. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
- Open the Google Home app.
- Go to Profile > Assistant Settings > Voice correspondence.
- Press “X” next to any device to remove it from your account.
- You can also choose to remove voice matching from all eligible devices