My Google Home knows me as a friend – maybe even better. This is my favorite music, my grocery list and what my schedule looks like for eternity. But the one thing that binds all these tidbits together is probably the most personal thing Google Home knows about me: the sound of my voice. Google uses Home called Voice Match to identify who is speaking and to deliver personal results, and if you are not yet using it, you should – especially if you are with others Live.
Voice matches are a great way to access your personal information, while still allowing other people and guests in your home to use Google Home, but the system is not perfect. Said that, even if you want to avoid a voice match, the workaround is quite straightforward and thorough.
If you use or want to use Voice Match on your Google Home, here’s what you need to do to make everyone perfect for the experience.
Start by training Google Home
You must teach Google Home your voice (instructions at the end of this article) before you can enable voice match. If you follow this step, nothing else will work right. For the most part, it is very easy. The Google Home app asks you to say a few different phrases, then analyzes your voice to create a type of sound fingerprint.
However, if it is noisy when you first set it up, or you wind it through the process in an attempt to achieve it, you can wind up in future situations where your Google Home doesn’t recognize you properly Finds The solution is to unpair yourself using the app and set the voice match afresh. I suggest modifying your tone and your distance from the speaker to help the software understand the range of your specific voice.
Choose a voice only for Google Home
At times, family members are unnaturally alike – especially siblings. If that’s the case, and Google Home can’t tell two people apart, there’s an obvious way to separate them: Adopt the “smart speaker” voice that you only use when speaking in Google Home.
To test this, I used one of my Google accounts associated with Google Home to add a household member and set up a voice match. Since my main account already had the voice match set with my actual voice, I did my second set using a falsetto.
It worked! Now, if I ask, “Hey, Google, who am I?” In my regular voice it says, “You’re Dell.” If I ask in a falsetto, he says “You are hypo” (my invented name for my other account). It may not be the least whiskey workaround you’ve ever heard, but at least it is effective.
Set up a dummy account
Suppose you have voice match enabled and, because you listen to a lot of music with your smart speaker, you have also linked your Spotify account. If someone else requests music And They have voice match enabled And They have linked their own Spotify account, Google Home will play with their account, but only if all those conditions are met.
But what about those who do not have a voice match profile, or who have not connected their streaming services? In those cases, Google Home accounts default in accounts related to the first person to set up the match. If you don’t rely on Spotify’s recommendation engine to search for new music, it may not be much of a problem, but if you do (and most people who know me), other people will be watching your account. Will incorporate their taste in music using. Spotify’s algorithm.
To avoid this, you will need to set up a new Google Home Home (instructions below) and set up a normal Google account first, as well as use the “Smart Speaker Voice” mentioned above when creating a voice match profile. If you do not have to defer recommendations from your personal accounts, you will need to create and link dummy accounts to Spotify, Netflix, and other services that you plan to connect to your Google Home.
How to set up a new voice match profile or retrieve what you already have:
1. Open up Google Home App And tap your Personal icon In the top right corner.
2. Tap Assistant settings Then tap Assistant On the menu bar at the top.
3. Tap Voice match Then either set a new profile or rewrite your current one.
4. Follow the prompts and read whatever app tells you that you want to connect Google Home with your account.
Here’s how to link services
1. Open up Google Home App And tap Settings (gear) icon, Then see below Services And tap either Video or music Or any other type of service you want to link.
2. Select the service you use and enter your credentials (if it is a Google product that is affiliated with the same account, such as YouTube Music, it should automatically fill that part).
Here’s how to make Google Household
1. Open up Google Home App And tap Plus sign (+) In the top left corner.
2. Tap Create new house, Then create a nickname and add the address for home and tap ahead.
How to delete family on Google Home
1. Open up Google Home App And tap Settings (gear) icon, Then scroll to the bottom.
2. Tap Move this house Again Move home to confirm.
Here’s how to add members to your home:
1. Open up Google Home App And tap Settings (gear) icon, Then tap Household.
2. Tap Add a person Then either get their contact information or write their email address. Note that anyone you invite must either create or create a Google account.
3. Scroll to the bottom of the next page and tap Invite home In the lower right corner.
Privacy and security are paramount at any time you are dealing with personal information. Starting fromFor your Google account, then make sure you’re comfortable . Once you find out that everyone is away, make sure you are set up , Too.