How to Create Google Home and Assistant Voice Profiles for Your Whole Family
Want to create individual voice profiles on Google Home? Read on to find out how to make one for each of your family members.
The convenience of smart home device technology can’t be understated. One of the leading gadgets on the market is the Google Home system along with the Google Assistant software that comes with it.
In this article, we’ll show you how to create Google Home and Assistant voice profiles for your whole family. Creating Google Home voice profiles allows each individual to customize their own smart home experience.
Google Home and Google Assistant, What’s the Difference?
When using Google smart devices, it’s easy to confuse Google Home and Google Assistant as the two are closely knit. Google Home is a smart speaker system that connects to a Wi-Fi network. Google Assistant, on the other hand, is a software application that allows integration between smart devices.
Simply put, Google Home is the company’s smart hardware, while Google Assistant is the software that powers it. Google Home comes with the Google Assistant software out of the box, and needs it to perform tasks. Google Assistant is available independently and is usually compatible with most smart Android devices.
Google Home devices and many compatible smart devices will use the Google Home app to function. There is a separate Google Assistant app, but that’s only for devices that can perform specific functions, those not fully compatible with Google Home. Think of it like Alexa Skills for Alexa. A device that uses the Google Assistant app can only do some of the things that a device that uses the Google Home app can.
For the purposes of this article, we’ll be using the Google Home app to setup voice profiles.
Essentially, to create a Google Home voice profile, you’ll be making a Google Assistant voice profile set to recognize your voice. You’ll need to set up multiple voice profiles in Google in order to extend the accessibility to your whole family.
What Is a Google Home Voice Profile?
A Google Home voice profile allows individuals to fully customize the device to their own preferences. Multiple people using a single Google Home device can tailor it to recognize their specific voices. Each individual can then do any of the following:
If you set up multiple voice profiles in Google, various people can use the same Google Home device without sacrificing individuality. Changing personal Google Assistant voice profiles happens automatically when the device recognizes your specific voice.
How Do I Set Up a Google Home Voice Profile?
So, you may be asking, how do I set up a Google Home voice profile in the first place? Thankfully, it’s a relatively simple process. First, you’ll need to download the Google Home app. This is available via the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Remember that you’ll need a Google Account in order to login to the app. If you don’t have one, you can create one for free on the Google Signup page. Once done, proceed with the following steps:
To add a voice profile to Google Home, just return to the home page, then tap on Invite a home member on the top menu. You can then tap on + Invite person and write in the email address of the one you want to add to your group.
The member invited can then download the Google Home app and follow the instructions given here to set up their own profile.
How to Delete a Voice Profile in Google Home
If you wish to remove a Google voice profile, follow these steps:
How to Edit a Voice Profile in Google Home
If you wish to do Voice Match a second time to improve voice recognition, here’s what you need to do:
How to Reset a Voice Profile in Google Home
To reset the current voice profile on Google Home, you’ll need to delete the current profile. Follow the instructions for deleting it as given above, then proceed to add a voice profile to Google Home. You’ll have to do this every time you need to reset a Google Home voice profile.
How to Link Multiple Google Home Voice Profiles
For other people with separate voice profiles to use your Google Home device, you’ll have to link the accounts. If you invited them during your own Voice Match setup, then they should already be linked once they finish their own Google Home voice profile setup. If you want to invite others, you can do the following:
Google Home Voice Profile FAQ
Here are some common questions regarding Google Home Voice profiles.
With the growing popularity of smart devices, expect the technology to become more prevalent in your daily life. Knowing how to take advantage of voice recognition by using Google Home Voice profiles for each member of your family will surely come in handy.
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