Google Home can now handle up to three queries at a time

Donna Miller
June 13, 2018

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

At its annual developer conference, I/O 2018, Google had revealed that its smart speaker Google Home will get smarter in the future.

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. Notably, the new feature is different from "Routines" that allows users to train Home to perform a longer set of actions based on their voice commands. Citing the example above, simply saying "turn off living room and bedroom" should work now with the desired result. However, there has been progress in that it is also possible to issue a shorter version of commands such as "turn on the lights in the living room and the kitchen". Google has not yet announced this feature officially, as the support page still says that it's limited to two commands only.

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As an extreme example, you can ask, "Ok Google, who was president when Kevin Durant was drafted into the National Basketball Association and what team drafted him?"

So, for instance, you could say "OK Google, turn on the bedroom lights and raise the thermostat temperature and play songs by The Stooges", and Google Assistant (which provided the brains behind the devices) then gets to work to change the lighting, temperature and line up some tunes. Others needed to update their Google Home firmware.

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