Google has expanded Google Assistant’s capabilities on smart screens and smart speaker devices to help parents better educate their families, as the new crown outbreak prevents many schoolchildren in the United States from going to school. The first feature, called Family Bell, is similar to the alarm alert function of an alarm clock, so that children know when to get up and when to learn.
Parents can program Family Bell via Google Assistant on their phone, or Hey Google Voice commands, setting up alerts at specific times to manage their children’s time at home. When the Family Bell bell rings, the Nest device plays anything programmed in the app based on the parent’s presets.
Another new feature is to have nest smart screens or smart speakers announce when to start school and display educational themes. You can say “Hey Google, school’s in session” (started), and you’ll play a special visual effect. Smart home devices can be programmed, such as lights, to react when instructions are issued.
Google is also expanding the Broadcast feature so parents can issue custom alerts to all Nest speakers in their homes. Now you can specify which speakers or smart monitors Broadcast will send to, which should prevent the broadcast from disturbing sleeping children. Most in addition, Nest smart displays and speakers are gaining daily animal capabilities that will provide fact, sound, and creative tasks for different animals on a daily basis.
All of these new features will be available today on the Nest Hub Smart Screen and Nest Home Smart Speaker.