27 November 2019
If you are a Google Home smart speaker user, there is good news for you. Google Duo audio calling support is now available with Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Google Home Max smart speakers. It also supports calling other speakers if you happen to have multiple speakers at your home or workplace.
The newly added Google Duo audio calling support is currently limited to the United States and only for the English language. Although, Android Central notes that it worked for one of their reporters from outside the U.S. by setting the language to English (US). This is something that you can give a try as well if you are not from America but would like to use the feature.
If interested, you can enable this feature through the Google Home app available for smartphones. Visit the Account tab on the app and visit the Settings section. Then tap on Settings -> Services -> Voice and video calls -> Video & Voice Apps. The last step is to enable the toggle for your Google Home speaker to make the feature work. Once enabled, you will be able to make use of voice commands to make Duo calls to your contacts as well as call other speakers in the house.
This feature was previously available on Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max devices. It is good to see Google finally expanding it to Home series of products as well. Do try the feature out and share your experiences with us using the comments section below.