Google Home UK Now Supports Hands-free Calling
Google Home UK now supports hands-free calling just in time for Mother’s day. Google assistant on your phone can already make calls for you. Now, when at home, you can make calls using Wi-Fi connection; Ok Google call Mum!
Using Hands-free calling
Using Google Home this way you can also setup callerID after making your first call, this way your mobile number will appear to the person you are contacting (the first call will show up as an unknown or private number).
As well as being able to call your personal contacts, you will also be able to call a number by saying it aloud.
It does not matter who you call, they could be at their home, on their mobile or at their office. The simplicity of the call making is there to see, and, most importantly, it’s free. That’s right, free calls over Wi-Fi!
Even if you share a home with friends, Google Home will recognise your voice pattern. This means that when somebody says ‘OK Google Call Mum’ the correct Mum will be called.
So when is this happening? It has already started. Google have started the roll out of Hands-free calling to Google Home users in the UK over this coming week.
Once it has rolled out to your area you will be able to make hands-free calls over Wi-Fi via your Google Home and Google Home Mini.
Google Home & Mini
Google Home is £129, and Google Home Mini is £49, at national retailers and the Google Store. To celebrate Mother’s Day and for a limited time only, Google Home Mini in Coral, is now £10 off (£39) from 5-12 March at Currys PC World, John Lewis, Argos, and the Google Store.
Other ways to make Mother’s Day wonderful for the person you love using Google Home:
“Hey Google, give me a recipe for Mother’s Day” or “Hey Google, give me a recipe for breakfast in bed”
“Hey Google, where is the nearest flower shop?”
“Hey Google, how many days until Mother’s Day?”
“Hey Google, broadcast ‘Happy Mother’s Day.’”
“Hey Google, set a reminder to buy a gift for Mum.”
“Hey Google, set a reminder to call Mum on Mother’s Day.”
Even if you’re using Multi-user and Google Home is meant to recognise your voice, keep in mind that a voice similar to yours, or a recording of your voice, could result in Google incorrectly recognising someone else as you.
The calling feature allows outgoing calls to most phone numbers in the United Kingdom, but does not support calls to emergency numbers (including 999 and 112) or premium rate numbers.