Google updates its Nest Hub Max to support group calling
Google is making it easier to connect with more people in video calls and meetings using its Nest Hub Max video display device.
The Nest Hub Max ($229), the Google Duo app (available for Android and iOS) and then tell the Hub Max, "Hey, Google, make a group call." Then, just select the group you want to call.
Other devices that support Duo group video calls include the LG XBOOM AI ThinQ Smart Display, JBL Link View and Lenovo’s Smart Displays.
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Google is also rolling out group video calling for Google Meet in a new update. You can say "Hey, Google, join a meeting" and then enter the meeting code or ask the Google Assistant, "Hey, google, join my next meeting," and it will connect to what's on your Google Calendar.
In May, Google began making Google Meet (on Android and iOS) a paid videoconferencing service primarily for businesses and schools, available for free to give everyone another way to connect during stay-at-真人百家家乐官网网站home and shelter-in-place orders.
“During this pandemic, we have seen a need for people to have connections in larger group settings, work meetings or new habitual check-ins with family or happy hour nights with friends,” said Lilian Rincon, senior director of product management for Google Assistant. “People will now be able to easily connect with multiple people at once.”
You can also add important and frequent contacts on a speed dial feature. Once you have set this up, you can say, "Hey Google, call (the name)” or by tap on the name on your new household contacts list.
For more information on the Google Nest Hub Max updates, including options for Google's G Suite for enterprises, go to the blog post on Google.com.
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