Google Assistant Adds Voice Match Support for Netflix Profiles

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Google Assistant Adds Voice Match Support for Netflix Profiles
Highlights
  • Users can play shows and movies by asking Assistant from personal account
  • Users need to set up Voice Match to use the new feature
  • New feature ensures no more tampering with user recommendations

Google has announced a new voice match feature on Google Assistant to support specific Netflix profiles. Users will now be able to associate their Netflix profiles to the various Google profiles you have set up for Google Assistant. Netflix is one of the several video services that have added support for Google Assistant. However, users could only access the main video profile earlier. This made it difficult for homes where people have multiple accounts.

With Google Assistant's support for multiple profile access via voice match, Netflix users can access their own profiles. Google says, "For Netflix, if you have a personal profile on a Netflix account, you can link your personal profile and set up Voice Match to play content where you left off." This feature ensures that users will not be able to alter recommendations of each other on the video streaming website. For example, you can tell your Google Home to resume playing Netflix, and it will continue streaming the show you were watching instead of some other user's, who might be using the same device.

In order to use the new feature, users will have to go into the Google Home app's 'More Settings'. Further, in the 'Videos and Photos' tab, there is a new 'Manage Profile' option where Netflix profiles can be attached to respective Google Assistant accounts. The Manage Profile option lets users decide which profile is connected to specific voice matches. Also, to set up the Voice Match feature, users need to have a personal profile on Netflix linked to the Google Home.

Google has announced several new integrations with its Assistant. It unveiled a dedicated audiobook service integrating Google Assistant directly into audiobooks. Interestingly, with Apple announcing sale of the HomePad speaker, Google appears to be fine-tuning its established Google Home.

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