At Google IO 2022, the tech giant announced updates for Nest Hub Max. The Nest Hub Max will now let users use Google Assistant without having to say "Hey Google" repeatedly. Users can simply look at the Nest Hub Max and talk. Google calls the feature "Look and Talk".
Once the feature is enabled, users will be able to simply look at the Nest Hub Max's display and ask a question or anything they want. The feature can come in quite handy in some instances, like when you are cooking Chicken biryani and need an assistant to tell you the recipe.
The Look and Talk is an opt-in feature and to use it you will need to enable both Google Face Match and Voice Match technologies, Sissie Hsiao, Google's vice president of Assistant said in a blogpost. The company clarifies that the audio and video from the Look and Talk interactions will be processed on the device. The feature will be first available on the Nest Hub Max in the US.
Google also brings a quick phrases feature to Nest Hub Max so users do not have to say "Hey Google" every time they ask a question. The company explained that the quick phrases feature will help users set a timer or alarm, cancel timers and alarms, turn on or off lights, Dim or brighten lights, ask the time, ask the weather, and more.
The company confirmed that quick phrases on the Next Hub Max will launch in the US later this summer.
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