Google Assistant and Google Nest are making it easier to connect with those who matter most with a new group video calling feature. Nest Hub Max and Google Assistant already offer a host of ways to stay connected with Duo and Google Meet. And soon you’ll have one more option to use the video calling service of your choice: Zoom is coming to Assistant-enabled Smart Displays, including Nest Hub Max, by the end of the year.
To your Nest Hub Max, say, “Hey Google, start a meeting” to connect with up to 100 people with Google Meet. Soon, anyone with a Zoom account [whether it’s free or paid] will also be able to join a video call from their Hub Max or other Assistant-enabled Smart Display. With Google Meet or Zoom, you can easily move from one call to the next. To join your next meeting, say “Hey Google, join my next meeting” to easily connect to the next call on your personal Google Calendar.
With Duo, simply create groups in the Duo mobile app and then ask your Hub Max, “Hey Google, make a group call,” and tap on the Duo group you want to connect with. Don’t have time for a call? Duo lets you leave video messages from your Hub Max: Just say “Hey Google, leave a video message for Modi,” or send a video message from your phone for someone to see when they walk up to the Hub Max.
Add your frequent and important contacts to your speed dial. And say “Hey Google, call Amruta” or tap on Amruta’s name on your Nest Hub Max’s household contacts list.
Manage your house
Say “Hey Google, broadcast to the study room, ‘Dinner is ready!’” Or if you’re headed home with tonight’s takeout, you can let your family know you’re almost there by asking your Assistant-enabled phone, “Hey Google, broadcast ‘I’m pulling into the driveway soon.'” You can broadcast to all the rooms at once or to individual rooms.