Yes, you read the headline right. Earlier, Google had announced that the Google Assistant on phones can understand Hindi and now, today, the company announced that now Google Home would be able to understand Hindi and respond as well in a ‘Desi’ way.
Users will, however, have to set up their Google Assistant to recognize Hindi. Users can just open the Google Home App on their smartphone, tap the Account icon at the lower-right corner, then select Settings. There, in the Assistant tab, they need to tap Add a language and set ‘हिंदी (भारत)’ as the first language in the list. Once, it’s done, users can just say ‘Okay Google’ and start speaking to Google Home in Hindi.
Users can ask questions, like the weather, traffic conditions or ask questions related to finance and get replies, like “दादर तक पहुँचने में कितना समय लगेगा?” or “माउंट एवरेस्ट कितनी ऊंची है?”. With Hindi support, finding Bollywood tunes get easier and more natural. Users can stream music from Google Play Music and Gaana. Users can also listen to news bulletins from popular media houses like The Times of India, NDTV, Dainik Bhaskar, India Today, Aaj Tak and more.
As Google Home now understand Hindi, users can talk to it just like they talk to any person and ask it to automate tasks. Using the Google Home they can control TV< AC, fans, lights and more. Users can also purchase switches from popular home automation systems including Philips Hue and TP-Link and control the power supply using their voice only. Also, in case you have forgotten whether you turned off your bedroom lights, you can now ask Google Home in Hindi, “क्या मेरी बैडरूम के लाइट्स ऑन है?”
Users can do various other tasks and get all kinds of information like food recipes, get the agenda for the day, meetings and presentation dates and much more.