In November, Google Home gained the ability to multitask with added support for a feature called "multiple queries", which allows you to combine two requests into one voice command. "Now Google Home can perform up to three queries at a time, so you can get more done". Queries can involve fetching information from the web, as well as performing commands on connected smart home devices.
"What time is it, and what's the weather, and what are my appointments for today?" Citing the example above, simply saying "turn off living room and bedroom" should work now with the desired result. Either way, once you offer the prompt and Assistant starts listening, you can ask the digital personal assistant to tell you the weather, start playing some music, and ask about your commute. It's about an even transition to more natural commands that don't require a hotword such as "Hey Google". If you recall, when multiple commands rolled around, you had to say the two complete commands separated by "and".
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The "multiple queries" feature is now available in English for USA, UK, Canada and Australia, and enables Google Home users to perform up to three functions with a single utterance.
With this latest firmware update, though, Google can intelligently recognize these commands.