The company unveiled the Look and Talk function for Nest Hub devices at Google I/O 2022 in May. A few days following the announcement, the Nest Hub Max began receiving the new capability. It should be broadly accessible to users in the US as of this week. The most recent update is now accessible to users just in time for summer, according to a Community Specialist on Google’s Nest community site.

LOOK AND TALK ENSURES SEAMLESS CONVERSATIONS WITH ASSISTANTS With Gaze and Talk, you can simply look at your Nest Hub Max to start a conversation with it using Google Assistant. You don’t need to use the wake words Hey Google or Ok Google to call up the Assistant.

The function was initially deactivated by default. You can always verify for yourself and enable it at any moment, even though it’s unclear if that has changed with a larger deployment. Turn on Look and Talk for your Nest Hub Max by opening the Google Home app, going to Settings, Google Assistant (under Features), and Face Match.

Advertisement Keep in mind that for Look and Talk to function, a few more settings must be enabled. First, the Nest Cam must be turned off and Camera sensing, Voice Match, and Face Match on. Additionally, you can only choose English as your language for Google Assistant. Choose no second language. Additionally, keep in mind that Look and Talk won’t function if your Nest Hub Max is streaming media, running a videoconferencing program (such as Duo, Meet, or Zoom), or is in Guest Mode.

You must be within five feet (1.5 meters) of your Nest Hub Max in order for it to activate. Now turn to face the camera so that Google Assistant can recognize you and turn on. After activation, four dots will show up in the top left corner of the screen. While speaking, keep your gaze fixed on the camera. If you wish to cancel, you can do nothing more than look away or tap the screen. According to Google, your video is handled locally on the device and not on its servers.

FUCHSIA OS WILL BE ADDED TO THE NEST HUB MAX. Additionally, Google has just begun seeding the Nest Hub Max with the Fuchsia OS upgrade. It takes the place of the device’s Linux-based Cast OS. The updated operating system doesn’t provide any significant new features or alter how the gadget operates. Over the coming months, Fuchsia OS should be available to all qualifying Nest Hub Max devices.


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