Google is adding its continued conversation feature to all Google Assistant smart displays, even here in Australia.
This feature was released last year specifically for the Google Home, Home Mini, and Home Max speakers
It enables the Assistant’s microphone to stay active and listening after a reply, allowing users a few seconds to ask a follow-up or a new question without needing to constantly say “OK, Google” or “Hey Google”.
It needs to be enabled manually by going to Settings → Preferences → Continued Conversation and hitting the toggle in the Google Assistant app.
In a blog post announcing the new update, Bibo Xu, Google Assistant Product Manager, also announced recently added features to Smart Displays.
Those new features include an Interpreter Mode, managing multi-room audio, playing games and sharing photos from Live Albums with Google Photos.
The Continued Conversation feature is available now to Google Assistant users in English only.