Google Assistant works best when everyone in the home gets personalized results, and all you need to do is set up Voice Match in your Home app settings to get there. With Voice Match set up, you can set personal reminders about Google Calendar updates and get Assistant to pull up your favorited playlists from Spotify without worrying about bumping someone else off their account. Best of all, it's a feature that's super easy to set up for anyone with a Google account.
Products used in this guide
- Google Assistant with a display: Google Nest Hub ($129 at Best Buy)
- Add Google Assistant anywhere: Google Home Mini ($49 at Best Buy)
How to set up Voice Match with Google Assistant
- From the Google Home app, tap the Account icon in the bottom right corner.
- Tap Settings under the "General settings" section.
Tap the Assistant tab .
- Tap Voice Match.
- Tap Add devices to find the available devices in your home that have not yet been set up with voice match.
Tap the boxes next to the Google Home devices you want to set up with voice match.
The actual process for setting up Voice Match is really easy — all you need to do is follow the prompts and say "OK Google" and "Hey Google" a couple times. Google takes those recordings and uses it's deep machine learning algorithms to figure out who said the "Hey Google" wake words so that any results are catered to personal services and devices.
It's also important to note that the first person to set up Voice Match with a Google Home speaker or smart display will automatically become the primary account linked to that device. That means if a guest comes over and uses Google Assistant to play music or watch YouTube, it will pull from the primary user's profile of the preferred streaming services. Meanwhile only the primary user has access to admin-level settings for the device while other accounts that have been Voice Match verified to the same device will still get their own personalized results.
Upgrade your smart home set up
Once you've got Voice Match set up on your existing Google smart home products, it's time to start thinking about adding other Google Home products.
The smart display to watch for
See all that Google Assistant can show
The Google Next Hub adds a 7-inch screen to Google Assistant's arsenal of tools, meaning you're able to do more using just your voice. It's the perfect Home assistant for your kitchen counter.
The Google Nest Hub is a great device to have in a commonly used room in your home, like the kitchen or living room area. It works great as a standard Home speaker that doubles as a digital picture frame connected to your Google Photos account. You can also use the display to finely tune your other smart home products or pull up recipes and YouTube videos with hands-free controls.
Mighty little smart speaker
A more pint-sized friend.
A compact little speaker that delivers Google's impressive AI assistant wherever you need it.
Google's been bundling their pint-sized smart speaker with Spotify accounts and smart bulbs alongside a price drop that makes it a tempting pick up if you're looking to extend Google Assistant's reach throughout your home.
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