Google Home now supports hands-free calling
Back in May, Google announced it would be bringing a hands-free calling feature to its Google Home smart speaker. The new feature was meant to accompany a whole host of additional goodies, including appointments and reminders, bluetooth support, and proactive notifications. Google says it's begun to roll out hands-free calling to Google Home devices, so be sure to give yours a try!
Anyone in the U.S. and Canada can place calls for free using their Google Home smart speaker — calls are made over your Wi-Fi connection. Thanks to the company's earlier roll-out of multi-user voice recognition, your contacts won't get mixed up with others:
Google says it's still working to support a Caller ID system for hands-free calling. Unless you're using Google Voice or Project Fi, contacts may not recognize who's calling:
You can learn more about hands-free calling on the Google Home smart speaker in Google's Help Center.
Have you given hands-free calling a try? Still waiting for the roll-out? Give us a shout in the comments.
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Mikah Sargent is Senior Editor at Mobile Nations. When he's not bothering his chihuahuas, Mikah spends entirely too much time and money on HomeKit products. You can follow him on Twitter at @mikahsargent if you're so inclined.