Google Home can now handle up to three commands at once

Joanna Estrada
June 12, 2018

Now, Google Home is getting even smarter about multitasking by enabling support three requests at once. I tested it with several commands for my smart home and I was able to get it to work for two lights (I don't have light groups), one light + one A/C unit, and one light + one scene (Harmony through SmartThings). Today, that functionality is starting to go live.

Google made this announcement on its Made By Google Twitter page, and at the time of publication, it's rolling out to users across the United States. To use this, you'll simply need to be on the latest firmware version, but it's important to note that this is limited in language and region availability.

If a user wanted to turn off lights in multiple rooms, they would have had to say something like "turn off the lights in the bedroom and turn off the lights in the living room".

To begin using multiple queries with Google Home, first update your device to the latest firmware using the Google Home app on your smartphone.

Now, users can say something more natural, such as "turn off the lights in the bedroom and living room". But at this year's I/O, Google promised improvements to multiple commands that would require less verbosity and would allow more than two commands at a time. For example, you can not say, "Hey Google, turn on the lights in the living room and in the bedroom", since in the bedroom isn't a complete command.

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