Soon you’ll be able to do more things by simply voicing a command. If you have a Google Home speaker at home, then you should know the little device is bound to get a few, new features soon.
As originally reported by the Android Police, some select users are reporting Netflix and Google Photos integration with their Google Home speakers. Apparently a new “Videos and Photos” section now appears within the Google Home app’s Assistant setting. Here users will be able to link their Netflix account or enable (and disable) Photos integration.
However, it appears some users are having a hard time linking their Netflix account or playing Netflix content, which suggests the feature might need some fine-tuning before being made available to everyone.
The update which will hopefully be rolled out for the masses until the end of the year, offers users the option of asking Google Home to play Netflix TV shows and movies and display personal photos on a Chromecast or Chromecast-compatible device.
In order to see if the new “Videos and Photos” are available to you follow these steps:
- Launch the Google Home app
- Tap the Devices icon on the upper right corner
- Find your Home device and then select the three dots located in the right top corner
- Open Settings
- Find the Google Assistant settings and tap on More
- If you are among the chosen ones, you should see the “Videos and Photos” section right there
Not so long ago, Google introduced “Actions on Google” – an initiative aimed to provide the ground base for third-party developers interested to integrate voice support for their products via Google Assistant. Which is what we’re seeing right now.
If you are interested in purchasing a Google Home connected speaker you can do so for $129 a pop from the Google Store.