Google Home can now be used to make phone calls for users in US and Canada

Google has finally introduced the feature to make phone calls in its Google Home device for users living in the US and Canada. The feature was first revealed at the annual Google I/O conference in May.

Google Home. Flickr

Google Home. Flickr

There are, however, several restrictions. Aside from the fact that the person needs to be in the US or Canada to access the feature, there is no support currently for receiving incoming calls. Also, calls can be made only to the people living in these two countries only. If the user is not using Google Voice or Project Fi your caller ID will be hidden from the receiver which might mean that they will most probably ignore your call.

Also, calls can be made only to the people living in these two countries. If the user is not using Google Voice or Project Fi their caller ID will be hidden from the receiver which could mean that they will most probably ignore your call.

On the other hand, all voice calls on Google Home are free of charge and it doesn't make use of your smartphones data package as it works over Wi-Fi. To make the phone call simply say 'OK Google' and then say 'call' followed by the contact name saved in your phone. According to TechCrunch saying something like "call the nearest sandwich shop" should also work.

The feature should be out for the Google Home devices in US and Canada within a week.

Other countries where Google Home is available for purchase like the UK , Australia, France and Germany have currently no assurance of receiving the update.

 


Published Date: Aug 17, 2017 11:22 am | Updated Date: Aug 17, 2017 11:22 am