In the battle to compete with Amazon’s Alexa devices, Google Home just introduced something that could be a meaningful differentiator. It will now support up to six users on one device.
In other words, Google Home can recognize and distinguish the voices of multiple users to enable personalized content and results. Amazon will be compelled to match this capability, though it’s not clear how quickly it can.
Google Home personalization extends to news, music, scheduling, commute times and beyond.
To set this up, users need the most up-to-date version of the Google Home app. Each individual will need to link a Google account and set up preferences in the app. There’s also a short “training” process that requires each person to say “Ok Google” or “Hey Google” twice.