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Google Home now allows broadcast to a specific speaker

Google Home/Nest has rolled out the ability to direct a broadcast to a specific speaker which should mean the broadcast function is a little more useful in houses with many Google Nest devices. If you’ve managed to collect a bunch of Home/Nest devices you know that broadcast becomes just a little less useful as every device in the house kicks on within about a half second of each other and makes it sound like an army of you have invaded.

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Well, now you can say “Hey Google broadcast to kitchen this message here” and only have it go to the devices in that room.

It’s still not the two-way walkytalkie or intercom that Google really needs to get on, but it’s a start. Broadcast has been useless for my use cases other than to inform someone they’re going to have to come over closer to the room I’m in, and for a temperamental kid to start broadcasting demands before the Google Home gets removed from earshot.

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