Google Home’s Overlooked Feature: Broadcast

Use broadcast feature on Google Home to send your voice message to everybody at home.

Have a few Google Home devices at home? Be it Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Home Hub, or anything else that is compatible or considered as Google Home. They can be used to broadcast message with your voice so long they are connected to your account.

For other Google Home related articles, including tips and tricks like this, do check them out here.

Scenarios where you may need Google Home Broadcast feature

This broadcast feature is definitely great to help you out – saving your time and energy – on the following samples scenarios. You may have something that I don’t mention below.

Scenario 1: Dinner time? Ask family members to get around for dinner using Google Home’s broadcast feature – if on every rooms, there’s at least one Google Home device.

Scenario 2: Children need to wake up to get prepare to go to school? Wake them up via Google Home’s broadcast feature – if on children’s room, there’s at least one Google Home device.

Scenario 3: Have unwanted person inside your house (E.g: burglars )? Combine with CCTV you can surprise them with your voice.

Scenario 4: If Google Home devices are installed at schools, teacher can use Broadcast feature to announce something to students.

Scenario 5: Play Power Ranger’s Zordon. During my childhood, Zordon is the rangers’ mentor. He can voice out to rangers wherever the rangers are. Now with broadcast feature on Google Home device, you can play as Zordon. You may be traveled anywhere, but you can always say a thing or two to people at your home.

Here’s how to broadcast message to Google Home devices

Make sure Google Home device is turned on and you have set it up and pair with your phone using Google Home app (download link below).

1) Open your Google Home app, on the home screen find Broadcast and tap on it.

Google Home smart speaker setting
Tap on Broadcast icon to send your voice message

2) When you tapped on Broadcast, Google Assistant will show up. When she ask you what to broadcast, start talking the message you want to broadcast.

3) Once done, Google Assistant will send your voice message to all Google Home device connected to your account.

That’s it. That’s how you make use of one of the overlooked Google Home device features: broadcast.

Good thing is that you don’t need to be at the same network where your Google Home device is located to use this feature, you can be practically anywhere to send broadcast voice message. However the broadcast message shall be sent to all of your connected Google home devices.

Google Home App Download Links

Here’s the download link for Google Home app.

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Don’t have Google Home device yet?

In case you think to own one, here’s where you can buy Google Home speaker.

If you are living in Singapore or other South East Asia countries, you can order online directly from Google Store here.

If you live somewhere else, you may want to try opening to see if Google has online store opened for you, otherwise try to go to your local retailer to get one.

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