Google Home’s Continued Conversation: Stop Saying “OK Google” Before Commands
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The Google Home can do a lot. Find information on the web, control your smart home, play music on devices, and all manner of other tasks… You probably talk to yours every day.

But there’s one big annoyance: you have to say “OK Google” every time you want to give a new command. This means that a string of questions or requests can take a long time to get through as you have to pause between each one.

Google has rolled out a new feature to fix this. It’s called Continued Conversation, and all Google Home users should enable it The Total Beginner's Guide to Using Google Home Like a Pro The Total Beginner's Guide to Using Google Home Like a Pro The Google Home is a powerful device. If you're considering buying one or just brought one home, let us explain the basics of what it can do right out of the box. Read More .

How to Enable the Continued Conversation Setting

  1. Open the Home app on your Android phone or iPhone.
  2. Slide out the left menu and choose More settings.
  3. Tap Preferences in the resulting menu.
  4. Next, select Continued Conversation.
  5. You’ll see a toggle for Continued Conversation. Slide this on, and note the Availability for your speakers below. This feature is only available on dedicated Home speakers at launch, so third-party units may not support it.

This feature lets your Google Home listen for further questions after it gives a response. You won’t have to say “Hey Google” every time—just keep talking after it’s done giving your answer.

For example, you could say “How old is Jack Black?”, then after Google Home answers, say “What movies was he in?” right away. The Home is smart enough to filter out unrelated conversations too, so you can give it a command (e.g. to adjust the thermostat) and then resume speaking to your family. Google Home will know that this isn’t another command for it.

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  1. Dr. Frank Buck
    June 29, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Question--If several people in the household use the Google Home, does EACH person need to activate the Continued Conversation option? In other words, does it recognize the voice and allow Continued Conversation for one person while not for another?

    Or, does just ONE person need to activate Continued Conversation?

  2. Jamie
    June 28, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Please point out this is US only. I have the settings option in the UK but it doesn't work. Google is horrendous at not letting users know that only a subset can use these features. It doesn't help if other sites don't pass on this info either.