All Google Home Smart Speakers Now Understand Spanish
Google revealed in a blog post this morning that all Google Home devices now speak Spanish. You can customize your Google Home and Mini with Spanish localizations for Spain, Mexico and the United States. Of course, you can also choose French (France / Canada), German (Germany / Austria), Japanese, Italian and seven variants of English.
Voice Assistants Go Global
Last week Google Home smart speakers officially launched in Spain and they arrived in Mexico today. Google has promised to bring more than 30 languages to Google Assistant in 2018 and make Google Home available in 19 countries. In a blog post at the time of that earlier announcement, Nick Fox, vice president of product for Google, said:
By the end of the year [Google Assistant] will be available in more than 30 languages, reaching 95 percent of all eligible Android phones worldwide. In the next few months, we’ll bring the Assistant to Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish and Thai on Android phones and iPhones, and we’ll add more languages on more devices throughout the year.
In that announcement, Fox also said that Google Assistant will add multi-lingual support so that you can speak multiple languages and it will still understand what you are saying without having to set a new default language. The initial launch of this capability will be limited to English, French and German. If it works, you can bet Spanish will be added in the future. However, this announcement was limited to Google Assistant on smartphones and there is no announced availability for Google Home where it will be even more useful for multilingual households.
Google Assistant Coming to 30 Languages and Adding Multi-lingual Support in 2018