launched two new members of its smart speaker lineup on Wednesday -- the Home Mini and the Max -- the company also announced new tricks to make the always-listening Google Assistant even smarter across all Home devices.
Broadcast: The coolest new feature lets you send a message to all the other Home devices in your house. Call your kids to dinner or tell your spouse that you're on your way.
Find your phone: Ask Google's digital assistant to find your phone, and it will ring your Android phone, even if it's on silent.
routines: Google is getting better at managing the smart home as well. You'll now be able to add your synced devices to your routines. Give a single command such as "Good morning" and the Google Assistant can turn on your lights, raise the temperature of your thermostat, and help get your house ready for the day.
Show my entryway: If you have a Nest Cam IQ and a
, tell Google you want to see your front door, and the live stream from the cam will pull up on your TV.
Doorbell chimes: In another collaboration with
, Nest's new smart doorbell -- called the
-- will sound a chime on your
. Your Home can even announce a person the Nest doorbell recognizes via facial recognition.
Family fun: Google's also partnering with the likes of Disney, Warner Brothers and Sports Illustratred for Kids to offer unique experiences tailored for the whole family when you ask it to tell a story, play a game or say "let's learn."