Now broadcast messages to everyone in the house using simple voice commands with Google Home, Amazon Echo & Apple HomePod.

So, you have voice assistants like Google Home, Amazon Echo or Apple HomePod and maybe you use them daily to fetch the latest news, book a travel ticket, schedule appointments and so on. But did you know that you could also use these devices to communicate with each other for your benefit? 

You can simply be like, ‘Hey Google, broadcast to everyone dinner is ready and it will notify others in the house by sending voice messages to linked devices. And if you want to send a message to a particular room, you can be specific with your voice commands like, ‘Hey Siri, broadcast to bedroom – when are we leaving?’ So, each time you give a voice command, these devices trigger voice messages to the linked devices in different rooms and one can easily respond to those messages using similar voice commands. Think of it as a modern intercom, where no set-up is required. 

Use smartphone voice assistants like ‘Google Assistant’ or ‘Siri’ to record & broadcast voice messages to all the compatible devices in different rooms like Google Home Mini or an Amazon Echo. While using this, make sure that all remote devices share the same IP address, i,e, they are all connected to the same network or else these devices may fail to communicate with each other. 

Here are some of the best situations where you can use these services to ease your lifestyle, 

  • “Alexa, broadcast’ the movie is starting’ and everyone in your home within the hearing range of an echo device will hear a voice message, ‘movie is starting.’
  • Use Alexa, to remind your kids that ‘it’s time for bed.’ 
  • “Hey Siri, ask the kitchen ‘What’s for breakfast?’
  • “Hey Siri, intercom ‘It’s time to wake up.’
  • “Hey Siri, reply downstairs ‘I’ll be there in 5 minutes.'”

Setting-up broadcast messages

Following are the links to the official websites which will take you through a step-by-step process on how to get started using these services. 

To learn, how to get started with Amazon Alexa, refer:
https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/acm/announcements-acm.html

For Google Home,
https://support.google.com/assistant/answer/9071582?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid#

For Apple HomePods,
https://support.apple.com/en-in/HT206149

Takeaway Note: 

Most of us are occupied throughout the day shifting from task-to-task, working hard to meet our project deadlines, and dedicating long-working hours that we can barely find some ‘Me time’ for ourselves. Thanks to this digital era, where we can quite easily & efficiently use smart devices to automate our lifestyle & save time on certain priorities such as sending someone a text/voice message, scheduling appointments, streaming our favourite music playlists and so on. After all, aren’t assistants supposed to make our lives easy? Well, make a smart choice by automating these devices to do the work for you and you will be surprised at how much time you can save throughout the day!  

Did you know you could switch on your TV, close draped window curtains and make your lights go dim all at once using a single voice command? To find out more about automation solutions and how you can try a few of them for your home, feel free to get in touch with us at sales@avenuesound.in or call our toll-free number 1-800-121-8625