How to broadcast voice messages with Google Nest

If you own multiple Google Nest speakers in your home, you have the convenient option to broadcast a message across all of them simultaneously. This eliminates the need to shout upstairs, downstairs, or into the garage when, for example, dinner is ready. Broadcasting allows you to effortlessly send notifications to your entire Google Nest ecosystem using a simple voice command.

If you haven’t used this feature before or need a quick refresher on how it works, here’s a guide on how to broadcast voice messages with Google Home and Google Assistant.

How to broadcast voice messages with Google Nest

To broadcast messages to your Nest devices, there are two methods available: using a speaker or using your phone. Both methods share the same fundamental instructions, but the requirements differ slightly between the two.

If you opt to use your smartphone for broadcasting, make sure you have Google Assistant installed on your phone and at least one connected Google Nest speaker or display.

On the other hand, if you prefer to broadcast by speaking to a smart speaker directly, ensure that the other speakers you wish to send the message to are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and each one is signed in with a household member’s account. Irrespective of the chosen method, it’s crucial to ensure that all speakers are running on the latest firmware for optimal performance.

With that out of the way, here’s how to quickly broadcast a message with Google Nest:

Follow these simple steps to create custom messages and broadcast them to your Nest devices:

Step 1: For a general broadcast, say, “Hey Google, broadcast [your message].” This will send the message to all Nest devices connected to your network.

Step 2: If you wish to target a specific room, use the command, “Hey Google, broadcast to [room name + your message].” This will direct the message to the desired room’s Nest devices.

Continuing with the broadcasting instructions, here are the next steps:

Step 3: To broadcast to a specific device, use a similar command, saying “Hey Google, broadcast to [device name + your message].”

Step 4: Additionally, you have access to a range of preset messages. After saying, “Hey Google, broadcast…,” you can choose from the following commands:

– Wake up everyone
– It’s time for breakfast
– It’s lunchtime
– It’s dinnertime
– It’s time to leave the house
– I’m home
– Let’s go to the movies
– We should go to bed
– The show is about to start

Step 5: Once you’ve issued your broadcast, recipients can reply by saying “Hey Google, reply [message].”

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