You’ll be able to seamlessly switch between English and Hindi when conversing with your Google Home.
Google introduced the Google Home and Google Home Mini in India a few months ago, and while the smart speaker didn’t have a lot in the way of features when it launched in the country, that’s set to change soon. At the latest Google for India event, Google has announced that the smart speaker will pick up Hindi support shortly.
Google Assistant already works in Hindi, but that feature doesn’t extend to the Google Home. Google is set to enable the feature in the coming months, and you’ll be able to seamlessly switch between English and Hindi when conversing with your Google Home. Amazon has a lead when it comes to the smart speaker market in India as Alexa has better integrations with local services, but the ability to talk to Assistant in Hindi will give Google an edge.
Google has also mentioned that Assistant usage has grown threefold over the course of the last 12 months, with customers asking over 100,000 cricket-related queries. Assistant now supports Marathi as well in addition to Hindi, and Google said it will pick up support for seven Indic languages in the coming months.