Saturday, 23 June, 2018

Google Home Now Supports Multiple Queries and Actions

Google Home can now handle up to three commands at once Google Home gets smarter multiple command support, now answers up to three queries at a time
Sherri Watson | 14 June, 2018, 10:16

Since we're likely looking at a staged roll-out here, you may not yet be able to chain three commands together on your Google Home, but the feature should go live for everyone in the coming days.

For example, they can say "Hey Google, show me the weather forecast, set a timer for five minutes, and play music on Spotify" and Assistant will do all of those tasks for them without having to make them give an individual command for each task. Today, Google announced on Twitter that support for up to three simultaneous commands is rolling out to users in the USA, U.K., Canada, and Australia.

Additionally, Android Police reports that the Multiple Actions feature, which was announced at I/O 2018, has also gone live.

As of this writing, Google seems to have deleted the original tweet. To use the feature just link different queries by saying "and" between commands. Back at I/O, Google revealed that it was working to improve support for multiple commands like these and make them smarter. If you wanted Google to tell you the weather in Boston, London, and Sydney, you'd have to issue three separate commands.

Adding a third request could save time for people who have a lot of smart home appliances controlled by their Google Home, according to CNET.

First up, Google tweeted that Google Home now understands up to three queries together, though it says the feature is only available in English in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.