Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

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That way, your roommate doesn't get your upcoming calendar appointments when he asks about his agenda, and you don't get his Creed albums when you tell Google Home to play music. This feature notably wouldn't have stopped the Burger King ad that hijacked users' Home speakers and get them spouting off about the fast food chain's hamburgers.

So when you say the trigger phrases "OK Google" or "Hey Google", the Home will listen for who is asking and provide answers based on your voice.

From here, under the Devices list, they'll have an option to "Link your account" and teach Google Assistant to understand their dulcet tones.

From the beginning Google Home wasn't going to make much sense if it was tied to a single account, and now several months after launch we have proper multi-user support for the connected smart speaker.

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The Web giant today started rolling out a highly requested feature for its voice-powered speaker: support for multiple accounts. Whereas voice recognition is a definite help, even Google admits that it's not the be-all-end-all where security is concerned. You'll say "Ok Google" and "Hey Google" twice each. So if you ask "What's my day like?" Adding up to six different voices, especially if those voices are part of the same family and sound similar, makes profile authorization increasingly complicated.

Anyone else who sets up an account will go through the same process, and Google will use this training to distinguish your voice when you give a command and respond accordingly. You can add up to six different accounts. Apparently, the analysis occurs locally, on the device, rather than on a server, so it only takes milliseconds to complete.

The functionality is now only available to users in the US, but Google said that it plans to expand user recognition to the U.K.in the coming months. This was made known today by Yury Pinsky, Product Manager Google Assistant in a blog post.

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